Storytelling is an important component of Native American and Oneida culture. Oral traditions and legends have been passed from generation to generation, teaching Oneidas how to live, act, and care for one another, as well as how to manage during the unpredictable seasons.
Ron Patterson (Wolf Clan) will share the Haudenosaunee Creation Story. The Haudenosaunee have always recognized that people are complex, possessing both good and bad qualities. The Creation story serves as a reminder that no human is flawless.
This program is presented by the Shako:wi Cultural Center and the Oneida Indian Nation, and takes place in the center& main gallery on Saturday, December 9 starting at 1:00 PM.
The Oneida County History Center, formerly the Oneida County Historical Society, is a private 501(c) (3) not-for- profit educational institution and is dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. Please contact the center at 315-735- 3642 or visit the OCHC website (www.oneidacountyhistory.org) or Facebook.com page for additional information.