Only after the Twin Towers had been destroyed did I learn about the special role that Mohawk Indians played in constructing them.
For more than a century, Mohawk ironworkers have had a reputation for embracing the dangerous job of building bridges and skyscrapers.
They worked on the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower and the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
Five hundred Mohawk Indians walked the high steel during construction of the World Trade Center.
This being American Indian Heritage Month, why not take a minute and listen to one of these workers reminisce? Click here to hear Peter Stacey from the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec, Canada.
To hear others, follow this link to the Sonic Memorial Project; where it says “Search by theme,” select “Mohawk Ironworkers” in the drop menu.