David Fadden uses the Six Nations Indian Museum in Onchiota, his talks, and storytelling to dispel stereotypes about Native Americans.
Following the abolition of slavery, the South found new ways to exploit black workers. Ex-slaves were jailed for little or no reason and sentenced to hard labor. Others became sharecroppers, a form of virtual slavery that was all work and no reward.
Whatever you want to call it — even if you just call it a lot of people enjoying nature — the effort to understand and plan for the rising number of people driving to and hiking in the High Peaks dominated discussions among Adirondack Park advocates, municipal officials and resource managers in 2019.
As New York becomes more diverse, as languages other than English are spoken in every New York county, the Adirondack wilderness needs a constituency of everyone.
Davis College, a bible school in Johnson City, will relocate for one year as an extension at the Word of Life Institute in the Adirondacks, according to a letter provided to the Adirondack Explorer.
Crown Point serves a broad variety of interests, but is generally considered to have even more unrealized potential.
By Michael Virtanen LAKE PLACID _ The annual Adirondack celebration of the abolitionist John Brown is scheduled May 5 at the late firebrand’s gravesite and farm outside Lake Placid. On May 5, Spirit of John Brown Freedom Awards will be given to environmentalist Jen Kretser, poet Martin Espada and to Soffiyah Elijah, attorney and executive […]
Book review by Philip Terrie The history of the Adirondacks, as it’s usually presented, is blindingly white. Nearly all of our stories—logging, tourism, the Saranac Lake TB nexus, you name it—have familiar iterations, and they seem to involve only white people. Reading, or hearing, these often-repeated narratives, you might wonder if an African-American ever crossed […]
In the November/December issue of the Adirondack Explorer, Phil Terrie reviews Sally E. Svenson’s latest book “Blacks in the Adirondacks: A History.” A subject largely unexplored before now, Svenson’s book tells the stories of blacks who settled in or passed through the Adirondack Park in the 100 years between 1850 and 1950. The book includes […]
Guideboat makers carry on a craft born in the Adirondacks in the mid-1800s. By MIKE LYNCH Building a traditional Adirondack guideboat is a complex task, with ribs carved from spruce-tree roots and with thin hull planks held in place with several thousand tiny tacks. It can take many weeks to complete one. “I grew up working with […]
This January morning in Wanakena couldn’t be more different from the day two years ago when a violent turn of nature broke the historic heart of a community. Today, a bracing wind moves over the dry, cold snow that covers the homes, walkways, and riverbed of this former mill town. The Oswegatchie River flashes in […]
Will Madison retraced the 1883 paddle of his great-great-great grandfather George W. Sears. By Mike Lynch The nineteenth-century writings of George W. Sears—best known as Nessmuk—have inspired countless Adirondack paddlers. Among the most recent is his great-great-great-grandson Will Madison. In September, the twenty-two-year-old St. Lawrence University graduate retraced much of Nessmuk’s 1883 canoe trip from […]