Mohican Traditional Teachings: Block Printing

Bowler, Shawano County, Wisconsin
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Mohican Traditional Teachings
Block Printing
Block printing using lino block designs is a relatively new craft tradition used by the Stockbridge-Munsee craftspeople. In 1964, the tribe decided to open a craft store which would feature block printing, woven goods, silver work, and woodwork. With the assistance of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, workshops were given for tribal members and a year later the Stockbridge-Munsee Craft Shop opened for business.

Traditional Mohican designs were carved into lino blocks which were then inked and the design applied to tote bags, wall hanging and other fabric items. One of these bags is now part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian. Sadly, the Craft ship closed its doors in 1982.
The marker is located at the Arvid E. Miller Memorial Library-Museum on northbound Moh-He-Con-Nuck Road / Reservation Highway 21, just north of its intersection with Fairview Road, and two miles north of its intersection with County Road A, at N8510 Moh-He-Con-Nuck Road, Bowler, Wisconsin 54416.

Arvid E. Miller Memorial Library-Museum

Arvid E. Miller Library Museum of the Mohican Nation Facebook Page 

Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians

Indian Country Wisconsin: Stockbridge-Munsee History

NOTE: This marker is one of several included in an outdoor interpretive exhibit. Use the "Arvid E. Miller Stockbridge Munsee Historical Library Museum" label below to view all markers at this location; there are several.

The marker is located inside the hut.

Looking at the museum grounds from Moh-He-Con-Nuck Road.

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