Treasured Traditions: A Statement of Place

Treasured Traditions: A Statement of Place

Start date

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 10:00am

End date

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 5:00pm


Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road
Howes Cave, NY 12092
United States

The five showcased art forms represent visual expressions that are well integrated into, and delineate the individual character of each of these Iroquois/Haudenosaunee communities. They include two long-established art practices – stone carving at Six Nations and raised beadwork at Tuscarora Nation; two lost and recovered traditions -- traditional pottery at Oneida and basketry in Seneca territory; and the 40-year-old tradition of quiltmaking in Mohawk territory. Five Haudenosaunee artist/community members assisted with the project with their words and perspectives forming the exhibit’s narrative and audio components. These individuals also selected works from the IIM collection, and the collections of their communities for inclusion.


Opening reception May 4, 1 - 4 p.m., on "Restoring the Oneida Iroquois Pottery Tradition" with Oneida potter Jennifer Stevens.