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Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and the CreateSpace eStore
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by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca

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My ninth great-grandmother, Ots-Toch or Alstock, who was born circa 1620 in the Mohawk village of Canajoharie, New York, was the reason for my delving into the culture and traditions of the Mohawk nation. Ots-Toch married a Dutch settler, Cornelis Van Slyke, but never left the Mohawk village. I became intrigued with her story and wanted to know more about her heritage and mine. Brian Brown generously shared his own research, much of which you can read on these pages.

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The Mohawk were a tribe of the Iroquoian language family and the Eastern Woodlands culture area. They occupied the Mohawk River valley. In the Mohawk community women farmed while men hunted and fished. Each community was governed by a ruling council and a chief or sachem. Their organization was totemic and matrilineal with political and religious clan organizations within tribes, and tribes within a confederacy or league. Their totemic organization involved a system of ideas, symbols and practices based on an assumed relationship between an individual or social group and a natural object which the group believed it was linked to in some way.


 
 

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