So many school students and members of the public are subjected to myths and misinformation about the tribes in what is now New York. For so long, Native history is presented from a European perspective. Three separate exhibitions are currently offering Native-informed perspectives on the current and historical role tribes play in the region. Native New York at the Native American Museum of the American Indian New York takes visitors to 12 present-day New York City destinations that have ties to the Haudenosaunee, Lenape, Delaware, Mohican and other tribes. It includes a lesson for 4th and 5th graders that teachers can access for accurate and respectful classroom lessons and offers a Native-informed model for the state’s social studies standards.
Peter Jemison (Seneca Nation of Indians, heron clan) – historic site manager at Ganondagan State Historic Site
Michael Sheyashe (Caddo) – founder and technologist at alterNative Media
Curtis Zunigha (enrolled member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians) – co-director of The Lenape Center
Johanna Gorelick – manager for NMAI Education Department
Break 1 music: Singing Together (song) Drumming Hill Singers (song) Memories (album)
Break 2 music: Victory Song (song) All Lead Singers Home Of The Champions (artist) Home Of The Champions (album)