by Dusti Bridges and Kurt Jordan
Materials from two Onöndowa’ga:’ archaeological sites, White Springs (circa 1688-1715) and Townley-Read (circa 1715-1754), are now available to the public as a Cornell University Library Digital Collection. This online platform provides information on archaeological materials from a poorly-understood era to researchers in Anthropology, History, and Indigenous Studies; serves as a resource for education on Indigenous history; and, most importantly, provides a means for Onöndowa’ga:’ descendant communities to access and explore their heritage.
Funded in part by GRASAC, the structure and content of this website were developed in collaboration with Onöndowa’ga:’ partners, including staff at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum and the Seneca Art and Culture Center. This collection includes artifact, animal, and plant material from houses and other domestic areas of the sites, allowing visitors a window into daily life. We plan to include commentary and additional perspectives on these items, and encourage community feedback via the “Send us feedback” button at the bottom of each page.