First Allies Program to Receive Award from Fort Stanwix National Monument
Contact: Debbie Conway, 315-336-3113
(Rome, New York) – On Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 1:30p.m. Fort Stanwix National Monument Superintendent Debbie Conway will present The President’s Volunteer Service Award to the Oneida Indian Nations’ First Allies Living History program. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is given to groups and individuals who have contributed 4,000 or more of volunteer time. The First Allies Living Program has donated over 11, 300 hours of time primary to Fort Stanwix National Monument, but has also provided service to Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fort Necessity National Historical Park, Springfield Armory National Historical Park, Saratoga National Historical Park and Grant’s Tomb.
Did You Know?
The Six Nations, or Haudenosaunee, was based in what is now northern New York and was initially comprised of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk Nations. In 1720, the Tuscarora fled north from a series of decimating inter-tribal wars and became the sixth nation of this confederacy. More...