Akwe:kon residents traveled to Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, NY for a house retreat. Ganondagan is the site of 17th Century Seneca Village that was destroyed by the French in 1687. The site now serves as a historic marker dedicated to educating visitors on the history of the Seneca people and the culture and influence of the Iroquois Confederacy.
Akwe:kon residents engaged in a tour of a reconstructed Longhouse (the traditional home of the Iroquois) followed by a hands on demonstration on the process of harvesting Iroquois White Corn. Ganondagan’s, volunteer organization “The Friends of Ganondagan” hosted a meal for the Akwe:kon residents at the Iroquois White Corn Project’s Cook House.
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