UAS 7th Graders Take a Trip to the Shakowi Cultural Center

UAS JSHS Learn Haudenosaunee culture on field trip

Monday, October 17th, 2022: 7th Grade Utica Academy of Science students visited the Shakowi Cultural Center at the Oneida Nation. They learned important aspects of Haudenosaunee culture; such as lacrosse, wampum and the five original nations. Atoms were also told the legend of the “No Face Doll” and were able to make traditional corn husk dolls. The legend tells the story of a doll with a beautiful face who was punished for being vain and had her face taken away by the Great Spirit. To this day, Haudenosaunee people don’t put a face on their corn husk dolls to remind people, never to think that they are better than anyone else or a great punishment will fall upon them.

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