Red Lilac and the White Witch of Buffalo

YESTERDAY’S NEWS —

Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism

The Cayuga Ouija Board Murder

In 1930, the famed diorama artist Henri Marchand created a set of spectacular dioramas for a Buffalo New York Museum, had an affair with one of his models, Lila Jameson, called Red Lilac by her Cayuga tribe. She so fell in love with him, that he tricked a superstitious elderly woman into committing a horrible crime so she and her artist could be together. Check in with me Sunday for “Red Lilac and the White Witch of Buffalo: The Cayuga Ouija Board Murder”

Indian Drumming tracks courtesy Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Theme Music by Dave Sams

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