We are received in blankets and depart this world in blankets, too. This blanket is given in honor of my grandmother, Maxine Maybee (Húsdö). At 93, she was the ninth-oldest traditional speaker in our tribe; Seneca was her first language. We are from the turtle clan, a birthright passed down by our mothers. With my grandfather, Arthur Maybee, she had seven kids, including my mother, Romayne Watt. My mom moved west with girlfriends to be a nurse at the University of Washington Hospital, and later worked in Indian Education for 27 years.