Native American Life and Customs – Presented by G. Peter Jemison (Heron Clan – Seneca Nation)

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Date(s) - 04/28/2015
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tyrone Fire Hall


G. Peter Jemison To Speak at Historical Society Dinner

 Many years ago, before the first white settlers moved to the Finger Lakes region, Native Americans roamed the hills, lived in villages, fished in the crystal clear lakes and rivers, hunted in woods filled with abundant game, and farmed the fertile soil.  This was their home.  After the Revolutionary War treaties were signed opening the land for settlement by some of the same men who fought in the war.

 Last April the Dundee Area Historical Society put on a dinner program at which Dr. Kurt Jordan of Cornell University spoke on Native Americans in the Finger Lakes: An Archeological Perspective.   It was a fascinating talk.  Those who attended wanted to learn more about the life and customs of the Indian people who once lived here.  This year we are thrilled to announce that G. Peter Jemison will speak on Native American Life and Customs at a dinner program/lecture on Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30pm, at the Tyrone Fire Hall located at 3600 Route 226, Tyrone.

 Peter is a member of the Heron Clan, Seneca, a descendent of Mary Jemison – the White Woman of the Genesee, a renown artist, filmmaker, storyteller, and manager of Ganongdagan.  Ganongdagan State Historic Site, SR 444, Victor, New York is the location of a major 17th century Seneca town and palisaded granary.  The Seneca refer to it as the Town of Peace and revere and protect the burial site of the Mother of Nations.  

 Come learn more about the Native Americans who once called this region home while you enjoy a delicious ham dinner put on by Steve Owens of Dundee’s Classic Cafe.  Space is limited.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful program. Make your reservation today.  Call the Dundee Area Historical Society at (607) 243-7047 or email us  Reservations are required no later than Friday, April 24.  The cost for members is $12 per person, and for non-members $16 per person.  Join the Society at the dinner and receive the member price. Check our website at to learn more about the Society and see a listing of upcoming events.

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