Portrait of a 'Middling' Family
Unfolding in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Virginia, Missouri, and Mexico, and spanning the years between 1746 and 1934, American Tapestry is a ride through American history in the company of a family of local community leaders. The family exemplifies the type of ‘middling’ people who served on our foundational democratic institutions. Imperfect though they were, each of the identified family members responded to the challenges of the time, challenges that embody the universal experience of the human condition.
American Tapestry also explores aspects of Native American history—with a focus on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people.
Sherman skillfully weaves together stories of American history, family history and Native American history.