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Land Acknowledgment, First Nations of New York, Native American Histories: First Nations of New York

Land acknowledgment guide and historical resources.

Collections and Sets on First Nations before Independence


Ladle; Seneca Iroquois

6 Nations of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy


From Onondaga Nation: People of the Hills website:

Read about how Mohawk 'skywalkers' contributed to the construction of skyscrapers around New York City. Around 800 Mohawk ironworkers and families once lived in what was then known as "Little Caughnawaga", and is now known as Boerum Hill. An inscription above the door of a bar that some frequented in the neighborhood read "The greatest ironworkers in the world pass through these doors."

Read about Richard Oakes, a Mohawk activist who spearheaded the more than one year long occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco bay as part of the Red Power movement during the late 1960s.

Cayugas in Constitutional Era

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