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The Indian at Work: Maple-Sugar-Making in the Northern Woods, after a sketch by W.M. Cary, circa 1890.
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Hand-Colored Print of The Indian at Work: Maple-Sugar-Making in the Northern Woods after a sketch by W.M. Cary, ca. 1880-1890.

Credit: Image Donated by Corbis - Bettmann

Hannah Freeman lived at a time when many older patterns of Indian subsistence were rapidly disappearing from eastern North America. Maple sugaring is among the activities she would have engaged in as a younger woman, when Indian families still moved between winter and summer homes.

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