Veterans Pow Wow

Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow Veterans Park Broad Street, Salamanca, NY July 17-19, 2015 GRAND ENTRY: Friday: 7pm Saturday: Noon and 7pm Sunday: Noon ADMISSION Free admission Friday night $10 adult daily admission $5 for students ages 5-17 and seniors 60+ FREE ADMISSIONS for Veterans & military (must show…

2014 Fall Festival

2014 Fall Festival

Come on down for the 2014 Fall Festival! Join us for a fun-filled weekend of events that include: A parade, Native American Art Show, Indigenous Food Cooking Challenge, Cultural Arts and Revitalization Demonstrations, Smoke Dance Competitions, 5K Run/Walk, Co-Ed Kickball Tournament, Master LAX Tournament, Bart Mohawk Memorial Motorcycle Show, Farmer’s…

Women of the Seneca Nation

Presented by Rebecca Bowen, SNI Tribal Archives Department, at the SNI Women’s Conference, August 5, 2011. The late Wilma Mankiller (1945-2010), an activist for Native people and women’s rights, but best known as the first woman to be elected chief of the Cherokee Nation, once said: “There are a whole…

Thanksgiving Address

Ganö:nyög These words of thanksgiving come to us from the Native People known as the Haudenosaunee, also The Iroquois or the Six Nations. They consist of the Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Mohawk, Seneca, and the Tuscarora. They all reside in upstate New York and Canada. The Thanksgiving address has ancient roots…

A Celebration of Native American Traditions

 A Celebration of Native American Food The Dunkirk Historical Society is pleased to present their annual “Celebration of Native American Traditions” on Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the beautiful Clarion Hotel, in Dunkirk, NY. This year’s celebration will feature Native American food: Stories, History,…

Cornplanter/Gyantwahia

b. ca. 1730s – d. 2/18/1836 As a young man Cornplanter was known to be a valiant warrior in battle. And although he became a Seneca war chief, he was a seeker of peace not war. When speaking of war he once said, “A fight is a hard business.” During…