Rhonda Besaw is of Abenaki-Canadian Metis descent and resides in Whitefield, NH. Rhonda is one of the small number of beadworkers who specializes in traditional Wabanaki style beadwork. The Wabanaki people include the tribes historically located in the Northeastern United States, Quebec and the Maritimes. After Newt Washburn, a master Abenaki basketmaker, Rhonda is the second individual of Abenaki descent to become a juried member (2009) of the League. Rhonda’s work is valued by museums and individual collectors of Wabanaki style beadwork.