norm m’sadoques

Elnu Abenaki Tribe

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Norm M’Sadoques

Artist Bio

Norm is Abenaki, of the Reserve Odanak, Quebec, Canada and Elnu Abenakis of Southern Vermont.  His last name M’Sadoques translates to Big River Person (Gordon Day).  Norm has actively researching Wabanaki (People of the Dawn) heritage since 1990.  He is a Native Interpreter portraying 18th Century Abenaki since 1990.   His main focus is on the French and Indian War. He is a member of Eastern Woodland Alliance (18th Century Native re-enactment group), Compagnie LeBeouf (F&I re-enactment group) and French Creek Living History Association.  Norm reproduces 18th Century material culture: Twined bags, Gourd containers, Canoe paddle decoration and Wampum Belts. Norm is also an accomplished Wabanaki Singer & Drummer. 

Artist Statement

Coming Soon!

Contact

Email: gitsitolba@gmail.com

Image of gourd canteens.
Gourd canteens

Image of canoe paddles.
Canoe paddles

Image of wampum wristband.
Wampum wristband

Presentations

2016   Abenaki Cultural Weekend. Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Farmington, PA.

Affiliations

Compagnie LeBeouf (F&I re-enactment group)

Eastern Woodland Alliance (18th Century Native re-enactment group)

French Creek Living History Association.

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, Juried Artist since 2015

Woodland Confederacy (Living History group)