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Subject: Walt Longmire question
Date Posted: 2/16/2013 2:20 PM ET
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In the 3rd book in this series (No Good Deed Goes Unpunished),Walt's Indian friend Henry has a photo exibit in Philadelphia. The pictures are of Indians.The title is the" Mennonite Collection". Why? Does anyone know why it is called that?

Date Posted: 2/17/2013 10:56 PM ET
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As I recall, it is explained in the book...or maybe in the previous book.  Now, I am trying to recall the explanation !  Seems like the Mennonites had some missions among the Am. Indians in that area and Henry found a collection of photos chronicling that which turned into the exhibit.

Date Posted: 2/18/2013 8:42 AM ET
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In "Death Without Company," Henry rummages in the basement of a defunct Mennonite church located on the reservation. He finds " a couple of old hatboxes full of photographs that the Mennonites must have taken a long time back." He then catalogs and annotes approximately 600 photographs.

Date Posted: 2/18/2013 11:53 AM ET
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Thanks for the info. I know there was no explanation in this,the 3rd book. I apparently missed or forgot the info from the other book. Thanks so much!  Neither my husband nor I could figure it out and since we live in Mennonite country it was of interest.

Date Posted: 2/18/2013 5:08 PM ET
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I did a Google search for Mennonite + American Indian and came up with lots of info about the interaction between the two...if you're interested.

Date Posted: 2/18/2013 5:27 PM ET
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Thanks,I might just do that. I appreciate your effort.