Haudenosaunee History and Traditional Social Dance
Join the Fenimore Art Museum for a special presentation of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) history by noted Mohawk scholar Darren Bonaparte. Darren will share recreated wampum belts and provide insight into the important agreements memorialized by these belts. Following the presentation, Chris Thomas and Friends (Onondaga) will lead an energetic, participatory series of traditional social dances. Crafters will also be present to sell their arts. This family-friendly event is free of cost and will take place at the Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater overlooking Otsego Lake.
2:00pm: Otsego: A Meeting Place Tour
3:00pm: Presentation of Haudenosaunee history using recreated wampum by Darren Bonaparte (Mohawk)
4:00pm: Traditional Haudenosaunee social dance by Chris Thomas and Friends (Onondaga)
2:00-5:00: Crafters will be onsite