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Review of Iroquois Indian Museum

Iroquois Indian Museum
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Owner description: The Iroquois Indian Museum building is a work of art designed in the shape and spirit of the old longhouses that once graced the valleys of upstate New York. Visitors walk through the Museum in a counter- clockwise direction mimicking Skywoman’s movements as she created earth on Turtle’s back. Archeology exhibits focus on the ancestors of the Iroquois from 10,000 years ago until European contact. History exhibits highlight the men’s realm of hunting, warfare, chieftainships, and games and the women’s realm of the longhouse, the clans, the crops, and politics. The Museum represents the worlds most comprehensive collection of modern Iroquois art work. This collection celebrates the ancient unity of the Iroquois still expressed in the creative spirit of today’s artists. A special interactive Children’s area introduces young visitors to Iroquois traditions through a variety of crafts, games and technologies. A guide posted Nature Park of 45 acres is open year round for walks, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
White Plains, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

My husband and I stopped at the Iroquois Museum after our visit to Howe Caverns in May 2012. This is a very pleasant and interesting museum. My husband is part Iroquois so he really enjoyed the museum. The museum is not very large, so it won't take you hours to go through it. Very worthwhile place to visit.

Visited May 2012
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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

A lot of interesting information and displays reguarding the native population and times past.

Visited August 2011
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Oneonta, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“I have been to most of the great native american museums and this one is VERY good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

a broad spectrum of ancient atlatl points, knives, axes etc in cabinets to pour over, all the way to the most refined basketry you can possibly imagine.

the quality of this museum rivals the museum of the Native American in NYC in quality, but much smaller. Visiting this museum is well worth the trip.

more often that I'd like to see, Indian museums really suck. this one is special, well run, has everything from ancient artifacts to contemporary art by local tribe members.

please go and support the institution.

Visited April 2011
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Appomattox, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Take the kids to this museum, they will enjoy it too.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2011

We have visited this museum every time we get to the area. It offers authentic insight into the Six Nations culture. Learn about Sky Woman, see artifacts of the Onkwehonwe, The Real People, and the contemporary arts of living tribal members. Take in a storyteller, who will keep you spell bound, as she enthrawls classes of school children. Even the longhouse style archetecture of the building which houses the museum is remarkable. Find out why the longhouse is symbolic of the tribes that constitute the Six Nations and other interesting facts. Take a picnic lunch and eat on the grounds. Shop in the gift shop. Immerse yourself in understanding the culture that contributed to the foundations of our government.

Visited October 2011
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