* * *Ganondagan State Historic Site is the former location of the largest Seneca Village in New York State until 1687. It is the only the only U.S. national landmark east of the Mississippi River and the sole New York State Historic Site dedicated to Native American History and Culture. It was also designated as a national treasure during the "Save America's Treasures" presidential tour. Today, visitors can tour an authentic replica of a 17th Century bark longhouse and hunting lodge, take self-guided tours over 500 acres that were once part of this Town of Peace belonging to the Senecas. The Senecas were "the Keepers of the Western Door" and part of the Iroquois Confederacy or Haudenosaunee, as they referred to themselves.
A Fusion of Traditional and Contemporary Art at Ganondagan Festival
Jun 30, 2009 by I Love New York Staff