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Onondaga Culture and History

As a complement to our Onondaga language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Onondaga tribe and their society. Please note that Onondagas and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Onondaga history is interesting and important, but the Onondaga Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Onondaga Websites

Onondaga Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Onondaga Indian language.
Onondaga Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Onondaga culture.
Onondaga Legends:
    Collection of Onondaga Indian legends and folktales.

Onondaga Tribal and Community Websites

Onondaga Nation:
    Official website of the New York Onondaga tribe.
Onondaga Nation School:
    History and culture of the Onondaga Indians from the tribe's school.
Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation:
    Homepage of the Haudenosaunee tribe of Canada, which Onondagas share with other Iroquois peoples.
Six Nations Polytechnic:
    Homepage of the tribal college at Six Nations, Ontario.

Maps of Onondaga Lands

New York Indian Maps:
    Tribal map showing the original territory of the Onondaga Indians and their neighbors in New York.
Virtual Museum of New France: Iroquois Tribes:
    Historical maps and articles about the Huron and Onondaga nations.

Onondaga Lifestyle and Tradition

Onondaga Indian Tribe:
    History of the Onondaga tribe.
    History of the Onondaga tribe in Canada.
    Anthropology text on the Onondaga people.
Canadian Peoples: Iroquoians:
    Ethnography of the Onondagas and other Iroquoian tribes of Canada.
Onondaga Legends:
    Collection of Onondaga Indian legends and folktales.
Dekanisora * Dekaniwida:
    Biographies of Onondaga leaders.
    Wikipedia article on the Onondagas.
Iroquois in the New France Era:
    Historical articles and maps covering the Huron and Onondaga nations.
Onondaga Indian Costume * Iroquois Regalia * Indian Clothing * Indian Hair:
    Pictures of Onondaga and other Iroquois clothing, hairstyles, and jewelry.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Onodagehono (Onondaga):
    Online exhibit of Onondaga artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Onondaga Green Bean Soup * Oshedga (Corn Dumplings) * Roasted Sweet Duck:
    Traditional Onondaga recipes.
Onondaga Authors:
    Onondaga writers, their lives and work.
Native American Authors: Gail Tremblay * Indian Humor * Indian Singing:
    Gail Tremblay, Mi'kmaq-Onondaga poet and visual artist.

Onondaga Genealogy

Onondaga Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Onondaga Indian descendants.
American Indian Genealogy:
    Direction for those seeking Native American ancestors.

Iroquois Confederacy Links

Iroquois Confederacy:
    Essay on the Iroquois tribes and their alliance, by a Seneca scholar.
Constitution of the Iroquois Nations:
    The Haudenosaunee constitution, which influenced the American constitution.
    Iroquois Indian timeline and links.
The Iroquois Confederacy:
    Links and language information.

Books for sale on the Onondagas
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Evolution Of The Onondaga Iroquois:
    History book for sale on the post-contact life of the Onondaga Indians.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Oneidas and American Indians in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Pueblo Onondaga * Los Onondaga * Historia y lengua onondaga:
   Information about the Onondaga tribe in Spanish.
   Onondaga Nation:
   Onondaga links.

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