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A wonderful resource comes to us!  Join interpreters for the Ganondagan State Historical site here at the School of Nursing for a presentation of The Life of the Seneca.

This presentation will cover the formation of the Haudenosaunee Culture, specifically the Senecas at Ganondagan. It will include the importance of the construction of the Bark Longhouse. Everyday life in the Bark Longhouse of the 1600's will be explained.

Interpreters may share a variety of items from the Bark Longhouse such as furs, felt hats, bone tools, cornhusk items, wooden bowls and spoons with the clan symbols and trade items.

This is an amazing opportunity to learn first hand about our local Haudenosaunee Culture and will be interactive.

Ganondagan State Historic Site located in Victor, NY is a National Historic Landmark, the only New York State Historic Site dedicated to a Native American theme (1987), and the only Seneca town developed and interpreted in the United States. Spanning 569 acres, Ganondagan (ga·NON·da·gan) is the original site of a 17th century Seneca town, that existed there peacefully more than 350 years ago. The culture, art, agriculture, and government of the Seneca people influenced our modern understanding of equality, democratic government, women’s rights, ecology and natural foods.

Ganondagan’s full-size, Seneca Bark Longhouse (1998) is fully furnished to reflect a typical Seneca family from the late 1600’s, complete with reproductions of 17th century Seneca objects and colonial-era trade goods.

Registration is required (limit of 25 people). Sign up here: https://connect.son.rochester.edu/register/CoDEINov2

Visit their website at www.ganondagan.org if you would like to plan a visit on your own as well.

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  • Vacchetto-King, Mary
  • Bertoldo, Peter
  • Marol, Rohitkumar

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