Mohawk Cradleboard maker carves and paints his work

“Spotlight” – NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTRY – MOHAWK QUILTER – This is the first segment in the Native American Artistry series, produced by Paul Larson, and presented as a “Spotlight” segment on Mountain Lake PBS programs. Mohawk cradleboard maker Babe Hemlock talks about upholding native traditions and going beyond them. Cradleboards are protective baby carriers, once popular with Native Americans. The Native American Artistry pieces are produced by Mountain Lake PBS in cooperation with the New York State Historical Association’s Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. This project is also a partnership with the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. “Spotlight” is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park.