n 1634 Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert traveled with two other Dutchmen into the Mohawk and Oneida territory of the Six Nations in upper New York State. He kept a journal and made an extensive wordlist. Iroquoian linguist Gunther Michelson has added an English and modern Mohawk translation. Using the technique of erasure Kemeny Babineau has attempted to create a tri-language collage of then and now called VDB Wordlist.
Kemeny Babineau lives in Mt. Pleasant, Ontario with his wife and two girls. He writes poetry, fiction, reviews, and the occasional essay. His latest book of poetry is The Incomplete Tree Guide.