The Marc Steiner Show

Abenaki Indian Author Joseph Bruchac: Reflections on Columbus Day

Joseph Bruchac (Credit: 25, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2009, when Abenaki Indian author and storyteller Joseph Bruchac joined us to reflect on Columbus Day, from his perspective as someone with both Abenaki Indian and European heritage. Abenaki has authored over 70 books, and has worked extensively as a musician and educator.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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  1. Sorry but Joe Bruchac is NOT ABENAKI, and he is NOT DESCENDED from OBOMSAWIN either. The Y-DNA Haplogroup is R-Z2109 from EUROPE. His Senecal dit Laframboise lineage has no Native Ancestry either. He does have one Mohawk Indian woman ancestor in the 1600’s name of Ots-Toch. That neither makes him a Mohawk or an Abenaki. Understand?

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