National Geographic : 1952 Jul
'4 Squaw Fixes Bonnet as Chief Watches TV Mike Diabo, like many other Mohawks, earns spare-time money at home by making and selling Indian craft ob jects-tom-toms, totem poles, bonnets, and beaded mocca sins. He gets $40 for a fancy turkey-feather headdress, 50 cents for a wooden tomahawk. In trade, Mike calls himself Chief Flying Leaf. Here Mrs. Diabo sews the final beads on the bonnet while Flying Leaf admires a television cowboy. - Lunch in the Sky A high-iron worker spends an 8-hour day aloft, takes a half-hour rest at lunchtime. He gets $3.25 an hour, plus extra for overtime, and can earn up to $7,000 a year. But as one sidewalk engineer re marked on watching a riveting gang 30 stories up: "Whatever they get, it isn't worth it!" This gang of Mohawks, working on the United Nations project, lunches on sandwiches and soda pop.