Taghkanic Baskets - They're Not Indian!
Some of the most beautiful and finely crafted splint baskets ever made are the Taghkanic baskets. Many people assume that they were made but the Taghkanic Indian Nation, but they weren't - and that Indian Nation doesn't even exist. Taghkanic, often spelled Taconic, like the Parkway in upstate New York, is an area of Columbia County in New York State. It is an Indian name meaning "water enough". A small group of hermit-like families lived in the hills around that area, marri