The Iroquois or Haudenosaunee are a historically powerful northeast Native American confederacy in North America. Storytelling is an important component of Haudenosaunee culture. Oral traditions and legends have been passed from generation to generation, teaching communities how to live, act, and care for one another, as well as how to manage during the unpredictable seasons.
Jessica Farmer, Cultural Programs Coordinator at the Shako:wi Cultural Center, is set to share her version of a few of these ageless stories on Saturday, November 2nd, at 1 pm, at the Oneida County History Center.
Jessica Farmer’s Father is of the Onondaga Turtle Clan. She also teaches several how-to classes that includes beadwork, cornhusk dolls, regalia, painting, and working with quills.
This event is free and open to the public. The Oneida County History Center is located at 1608 Genesee Street, Utica. More information is available on the Oneida County History Center website, or by calling (315) 735-3642.
More information on Native American history is available here.
Illustration: Legend of the Three Sisters provided by Oneida Indian Nation.