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Iroquois Museum to Host 33rd Indian Festival

Written By Editor on 8/13/14 | 8/13/14

The 33rd Iroquois Indian Festival is a celebration of Iroquois creativity and self expression. Held in conjunction with the Museum’s new 2014 exhibit, Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014, the two-day festival has many other features. 

There is an all Iroquois Indian Art Market where visitors may shop for authentic items.  Both traditional and contemporary arts are showcased. The Sky Dancers from Six Nations Reserve in Ontario will perform traditional Iroquois social dances, and may invite the public out onto the dance floor to participate. The Children’s area will feature arts & crafts activities including beadwork and cornhusk doll making.

Local wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin will discuss wildlife conservation in the region and present a variety of wild animals including birds of prey. The Museum’s archaeology department will be available to identify archaeological finds and give demonstrations of flintknapping and other early technologies.  Serving as Master of ceremonies for the two-day festival is Perry Ground, a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation. His life’s work is educating all people on the history, culture and beliefs of the Iroquois. Storytelling by Kay Olan, Mohawk.

The event will take place at the Iroquois Museum on 324 Caverns Road from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday August 30th/31st. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children.
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