Seneca painter and pottery artist
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The Keeping History Alive T-Shirt features the iconic image of Goldie Jamison Conklin, Seneca-Heron Clan. Goldie’s Seneca name was Ah-Weh-Eyu which means Pretty Flower. Goldie was born on the Allegany Territory, New York in 1892. Numerous images taken of Goldie as she worked as a model for the Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. of Little Valley, New York, grace many postcards and advertisements for the company’s line of “Indian Brand” knives. The majority of photographs were taken by Jesse Lynn Blessing of The Blessing Studio, Salamanca, New York. These postcards and advertisements continue to be sought after by collectors. Goldie passed in 1974. She is buried on the Seneca Cattaraugus Territory. In keeping with the museum mission by keeping history alive, we honor one of our past Seneca's.