Ganöhse:s (Longhouse) Exhibit

  • Ganöhse:s (Longhouse) Exhibit

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  • Daily life in a longhouse…

    Today the Hodinöhsö:ni’ are still called “People of the Longhouse”.  Our partially reconstructed ganöhse:s introduces you to what it was like to live in that type of home.  Where did you sleep?  Who lived with you?  How did you keep warm in the harsh winters?  What did women do in this type of community?  The men?

    Here you will learn about the Great Law, the oldest, enduring democracy in the world, which the longhouse still symbolizes today.  After the American Revolution, the new U. S. government respected the Hodinöhsö:ni’ strength and power enough to establish a lasting peace and friendship with them (Canandaigua Treaty of 1794).

    And how do the Onöndowa’ga:’ fit into that tradition?  Find out why they are called “The Keepers of the Western Door” and learn about their traditional origin at Bare Hill at Canandaigua Lake.

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