Sugar Island Native 12-1-39
SUGAR ISLAND INDIANS LEAD THE WAY IN REVIVING ANCIENT ARTS OF THE UPPER PENINSULA RED MEN Pictured above are examples of) the work done during the past ycai- ! by a group of 23 Sugar Island i Indians at Wilwalk Who have; been employed on a WPA project i designed to make the Indian self-! supporting through manufacture ' of native arts handed down through the generations. In the photos the various members of the group display the type of work best loved by them. Natural craftsmen, the Indians need little Instruction, and work untiringly until their efforts are completed. In the top picture are shown: Paul Joseph, Ed Gurnoe, John Piquette, Louis Hatch, Angeline Williams, Joseph Johndrow, Vina Marshall, Angeline Cadreau, John Nolan, Joe Gurnoe, Sam Williams and Bo'b Thorne. In the 'center picture are Bob Thorne, Joe Andrews, Joe.Mc- Kerchie, Peter Causley, William Riley, Gilbert Joseph, Fred Johndrow, Peter Pine, George Williams, Peter Joseph, Elmer Sprinkett and Rou Boulley. In the bottom picture are shown articles of rustic cedar furniture, which are to go to the University of Michigan cabins, at the Sugar Island Reserve, donated by former Gov. Chase S. Osborn. Standing in the picture are some of the craftsmen who designed and built the furniture, including Peter Joseph, Ed Gurnoe, Paul Joseph, Roy Boulley and Peter Pine.