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Nancy Bonvillain


This paper presents a discussion of residence patterns and mobility at the Akwesasne (St. Regis) Reservation, located in Franklin County, New York. It will raise issues having a potential effect on the outcomes of census-counting. The paper begins with a brief portrayal of several aspects of traditional Mohawk culture which have significant connections to modern behavior. It next presents 8 review of current residence patterns at St. Regis and discusses their interrelationships with social and economic conditions. In the final section of the paper, specific longitudinal histories are offered to demonstrate various residence options.

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