Walking High Steel: Mohawk Ironworkers at the World Trade Towers

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Six generations of Mohawk Indian ironworkers, known for their ability to work high steel, have helped shape New York City’s skyline. Hundreds of Mohawks still commute to Manhattan each week from reservations in Canada to work on the city’s skyscrapers and bridges. In September 2001, a new generation returned to the World Trade Center site to dismantle what their elders had helped to build.

Produced by The Kitchen Sisters with Jamie York for the Sonic Memorial Project.