Explore the Culture of the Oneida Indians with the Backyard Club
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730
Learn about Oneida Indians from the viewpoint of the Oneida Indians. Join the staff from the Shako:wi Cultural Center and explore the culture and history of the Oneida Nation.You will hear about the sport of Lacrosse and its meaning to the Oneida people. Hear musical instruments of the Oneida Indian Nation demonstrated. Learn about the Nation through storytelling and activities. Make a cornhusk doll, and hear the legend behind the doll's design. Top your Oneida Nation experience off with a short Oneida language lesson and carry with you the Oneida words for turtle, wolf, and bear.
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Did You Know?
Fort Stanwix has two names. Named for Gen. John Stanwix, this was the fort's name under the British. When rebuilt by the Americans, it was then named for Gen. Phillip Schuyler. However, there were several other Fort Schuylers in New York at that time, so the name never stuck due to the confusion.