Author Topic: Joseph Bruchac, author, storyteller, presenter and fake Abenaki  (Read 11760 times)

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Re: Joseph Bruchac, author, storyteller, presenter and fake Abenaki
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2018, 05:53:39 pm »
Besides Joseph Bruchac not having any Native American blood, I wonder is he was a plagiarist also?
He claims most of his Iroquois stories were passed on by elders he spoke to, but a lot of his work seems to Mimic Arthur C. Parker's Seneca Myths and Folk Tales and other works by him and others.
Bruchac's books seem like a much more watered down version of Iroquois oral historians.

Re: Joseph Bruchac, author, storyteller, presenter and fake Abenaki
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2019, 05:23:41 am »
Bruchac's went from being "St. Francis-Sokoki" over in Swanton, Vermont members to being members of the Nulhegan-Cowssuck over in Orleans County, Vermont.

They allegedly have a few Native connections in the 1600s. Ots_Took and another line. But so far distant it doesn't even remotely come down to the Bruchac's, genetically or in their blood.

Re: Joseph Bruchac, author, storyteller, presenter and fake Abenaki
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2020, 03:00:58 am »
UPDATE on Bruchac/Bowman "Abenaki" Narrative and research: Joseph Bruchac is still claiming his grandfather Jesse Elmer Bowman (1886-1970) was an Abenaki, as allegedly so was Jesse Bowman's father Louis (1844-1918). Working with some descendants of the brother of Jesse E. Bowman, John Jack Bowman (1893-1973) we are now awaiting Big Y-700 testing through FTDNA. Clearly the direct male "Bowman" great-grandfather Louis and all of his direct-male line descendants carry the Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b-KMS67, which comes from Europe (YFull has Vaudry from Lamberville, France ... and another Y match in Italy).

And a new discovery genealogically speaking has happened.
Baptism No. 314

Dated June 11, 1845 per the Notre Dame du Rosaire Catholic Parish, in Granby, Quebec, Canada.
In English translation from the French script, this record reads:

June 11th, eighteen hundred and forty five, we the priest undersigned have baptized Louis, born July 20th, eighteen hundred and forty four, at Ely, of unknown parents. Godparents: Louis Sénécal and Josephte Vincent, who could not sign.

Per the Bowman Bible the Bowman direct male Y-DNA tester has in his possession, indeed Louis (1844-1918) knew when he was born, in either East Farnham Twp., where his mother Marie Elisabeth Sénécal dite Laframboise was apparently, for a time, living with George Raymond, from at least ca. 1850 (or near there), where they baptized their two daughters.

Clearly, his baptismal shows his Godparents, and it is through these two people, this couple, that through genealogical mapping, that we can ascertain WHO Marie Elisabeth Sénécal dit (Sophie) Laframboise’ parentage was. It was Louis Sénécal dit Laframboise born in 1788 and died in 1855 (per the Notre Dame de Granby Parish records) and his first wife, Marie Elisabeth (nee: Benoit dit Livernois). She died before January 1822, when her husband remarried to Marie Josephte Jarret dite Vincent.

So, the narrative storytelling about her (Sophie) being an Abenaki or even an Indian (by Marge Bruchac's "historical re-imaginings" about Sophie Senecal) is based on merely Marge's own imagination. NOT on facts or reality. The same goes for Louis (1844-1918) and his alleged "Abenaki" ethnicity. Yet more research is happening to discern his paternal ancestry. We're getting closer to the answers. We are testing to the level of Y-700 at FTDNA at present, and waiting for the results, and evaluation/analyzing at YFull in the coming months.