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cover of Iroquois Voices, Iroquois Visions: A Celebration of Contemporary Six Nations Arts

Exhibit: Iroquois Art and Artists

October 2016

October's display featured books on the Iroquois and their artwork. Included were resources on modern works by Iroquois basketmakers, sculptors, painters and silversmiths. Some of these artists use traditional methods and materials, while others use modern materials such as steatite (soapstone).


right display case

One display featured the pen-and-ink books by Aren Akweks, which describe Iroquois life and legends through both story and illustration.


center case, with a poster showing the Structure of the Government of the Iroquois Confederacy

This poster, also by Aren Akweks, shows the "Structure of the Government of the Iroquois Confederacy."


Another display featured images of beadwork from the Buffalo and Niagara Falls area, as well as images of various bone and wampum artifacts showing the skilled craftsmanship of the early Iroquois.

Exhibit curated by Stephanie Barrett and Samantha Berry

Last Updated: November 2, 2021