"The story of the Iroquois beadwork takes us across many borders, both real and conceptual. We will travel from European glass factories to the Iroquois territories of North America. We will see how beadwork, though always a feature of everyday life, is also linked to the spiritual, economic and political worlds of the Iroquois. The story of beadwork moves smoothly between past and present. It is a story marked by continuity, innovation, determination, humor and, ultimately, survival."
- Mohawk hanging basket
- Seneca picture frame
- Tuscarora bag
- Mohawk pincushion
- Mohawk pincushion 2
Iroquois Creation Story
Interested in visiting a similar exhibit in person?
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting the exhibition
through June 26, 2016.
For More Information,
- Kanien'kehaka Onkwawén:na Raotitiohkwa Language & Cultural Center
- Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke
- Tuscarora Nation, New York
- "Across Borders- Beadwork in Iroquois Life"
- Lynne Williamson, Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, Vol 27 Spring-Summer 2001.
- "Continuity and Creativity in Iroquois Beadwork" (PDF)
- Morgan Perkins, American Anthropologist, Vol 106 Issue 3, Jan 2008.
- McCord Museum - Montreal Historical Society
- Beadwork and the Iroquois
- "Across Borders: Beadwork in Iroquois Life" Press Release
- Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
- Royal Ontario Museum
- National Museum of the American Indian