Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Six Nations Indian Museum - Part 3

I completed my tour inside the Six Nations Indian Museum in Onchiota, New York, and stepped out onto the deck to begin an examination of the outdoor exhibits:

There was an impressive stone stele, or monument, proclaiming the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy to be "America's oldest ally:"

There was a small building, covered with birch bark:

A bark hut:

And the framework for a bark house:

There was an outdoor area for campfires, stories and ceremonies:

And a bark lean-to with cooking fire. There was also an entire row of cooking fires, many types for many uses:

A sign explained the Haudenosaunee Iroquois Territory:

I left the museum but couldn't leave Onchiota without stopping at this amazingly kitschy roadside attraction:

And directly across the road was this former tourist business, now just a memory:

A close-up of the side of the above building, showing a road sign for Kushaqua Mud Pond Road. Every road in the area seemed to have Indian names:

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