Family Saturday: Iroquois Social Dancing & Stories From The Longhouse

September 21, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Instructor: Stephanie Marie Member:5. | Non-Member:5. Walkins are Allowed | Enrollment Max: 20

The native Americans of upstate New York, called the Iroquois by many, refer to themselves as Haudenosaunee which means ‘people of the longhouse’. In this Family Saturday, you’ll learn about the Haudenosaunee through traditional songs, social dances and stories appropriate for all ages. The Haudenosaunee use social dancing to uplift the spirits of the people and to welcome visitors to their community. It is so important to the people that it plays a large part in their Creation Story of how they came to be here so long ago. Dances such as the Round Dance, Alligator Dance and Stomp Dance are fun for the whole family!