GERALD LAZARE AND LEWIS PARKER
A label on the reverse of this artwork explains, “The Hurons would clear a section of the forest near water, and plant corn around the burnt tree stumps. The tree stumps would stay in the fields because they didn’t have the tools to remove them.
The women tended to the corn, harvesting and husking their crop.
By the river, men return from hunting and fishing trips, displaying their catches.
In the background men build another longhouse in their village.
Children played in the cornfields.
On the hill, the warriors stand guard from potential attack to protect the workers.”