Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mohican Pottery in Delaware County, New York

Ralph S. Ives while walking across the premises of Robert Smith below Roxbury village recently, found a piece of Indian pottery of unquestioned historic interest and  value.  It was made of clay and is part of a former vessel used by the Mahigan Indians, a branch of the Delawares, as a cooking utensil for food.  The pottery was blackened in the inside,  caused  by dropping heated stones into the water to make it sufficiently hot to cook the food placed in it.  Many Indian relics, stone pestles  for pounding corn, and other remnants of articles used by Indians have been found in that vicinity.

Otsego Farmer, 4 July 1919, page 1

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