To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey
In parallel stories, Mohawk filmmaker Reaghan Tarbell follows the steps of her late grandmother and interviews Mohawk women who helped build Little Caughnawaga, the legendary Mohawk ironworking community that lived in Brooklyn in the mid 1900s. More »
Program Length: 57 minutes
Production Staff: Reaghan Tarbell (Mohawk), Paul Rickard (Omuskego Cree) & George Hargrove
Production Company: Mushkeg Productions
Website for To Brooklyn and Back
Additional Resources: Viewer Guide
Public Broadcast Release: November 2009
For over 50 years, the Kahnawake Mohawks of Quebec, Canada occupied a 10 square block hub in the North Gowanus section of Brooklyn, which became known as Little Caughnawaga. The men, skilled ironworkers, came to New York in search of work and brought their wives, children and often, extended family with them.
Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back is the personal story of Mohawk filmmaker Reaghan Tarbell from Kahnawake, Quebec as she explores her roots and traces the connections of her family to the once legendary Mohawk community through the stories of the women who lived there.
Tags: Mohawk, Brooklyn, Caughnawaga
Product ID: LILC-09-H