Marguerite Vincent Lawinonkié (1783-1865): Huron-Wendat Community

Location

Huron-Wendat Museum
15, place de la Rencontre 'Ekionkiestha' Wendake, QC G0A 4V0 Wendake

Description

Description: 

Marguerite Vincent Lawinonkié (1783-1865) was a famous Huron-Wendat craftswoman who helped save the Huron-Wendat community. Her great success developed the local economy around moccasins and snowshoe production. By 1879, sixty of the seventy-six families in Lorette were employed in needlework, producing over 30,000 moccasins annually. The Wendake community became established for their numerous handcrafted products while preserving their traditional techniques and knowledge. WIKIPEDIA

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