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A young Indian woman and seven children: babies, toddlers, and older children, gathered on the porch of a wooden house; Onondaga reservation, (1910).

Nedrow NY Onondaga Indian School 1915

family roots

Indian Village - Pipe - NYS Fair In 1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt, then Governor of New York State, was made a blood brother & dedicated this large ceremonial pipe. Later while visiting the Fair as President in the fall of 1933, Roosevelt issued an "Executive Order". With this order a handful of earth from the Indian Village was given to Onondaga Chief Andrew Gibson, designated as custodian of the Six Nations, since the Indian Village is in Onondaga Nation Territory.

The Iroquois Confederacy (also called the "League of Peace and Power," the "Five Nations," the "Six Nations," or the "People of the Longhouse") is a group of native Americans originally consisting of five Indian nations: the Mohawk, the Oneida, the Onondaga, the Cayuga, and the Seneca. A sixth tribe, the Tuscarora, joined after the original five nations were formed.What does Ohio mean? The name Ohio originates from the Iroquois Indian word for good river.