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Tag: "Iroquois"

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The Herkimer Diamond

The Herkimer Diamond

Herkimer is a county and a city in Upstate New York. It’s name comes from an heroic general who dies in battle during the American Revolution (see my post about Nicolas Herkimer here and the Battle of Oriskany here). The Herkimer diamond is the common name given to a unique kind of quartz, found in […]

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Inside Shako:wi Cultural Center, Oneida, NY

Inside Shako:wi Cultural Center, Oneida, NY

The Shako:wi Cultural Center, south of the village of Oneida on Route 46, is a museum devoted to the history of the Oneida Indian nation, one of the original Five Nations of the Iroquois League of Nations. The Oneidas were the only Iroquois tribe to side with the Americans during the American Revolution (and they […]

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Oneida Lake

Oneida Lake

Yuk, November is so gloomy in New York State. November and February are the worst months– everything is brown and gray, cloudy and muddy. Our brilliant fall foliage that clothed our October is gone now. I miss the sunshine. So I rifled through some of my photo archives. I realized that I never wrote anything […]

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Playing Detective for the Oneida Stone

Playing Detective for the Oneida Stone

I just got the book, Oneida Iroquois, Folklore, Myth, and History, by Anthony Wonderley, and it is amazing! I blogged about our journey to Oneida Castle to see the mysterious Skenandoah Boulder. I’ve decided to dig a little deeper about the Oneida Stone, apparently a huge stone that mysteriously moved to central New York State […]