Syracuse University Libraries acknowledges the Onondaga Nation, the indigenous people on whose ancestral lands Syracuse University now stands.
The Onondaga ceremonies give thanks and reflect the surrounding living world. At Onondaga we have ceremonial songs and social songs. Ceremonial songs are only performed in the longhouse and are not for public viewing. While social songs can be performed anywhere we want to be social and have lots of fun.
Dances and songs are performed in a counter-clockwise direction. The bean plant, the mother earth, the moon, and the stars; all move in this life providing direction and so do we when we dance. We consider singing and dancing as another way to give thanks. The more spirited you sing and dance, the more you show the Creator how thankful you are. In this fashion, the songs that were given to us so long ago are still being carried on today..."
The Haudenosaunee Confederacy (a.k.a. Iroquois or Five Nations Confederacy) encompasses the sovereign Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and later the Tuscarora nations. Haudenosaunee means "people who build" or "people of the longhouse." The Mohawk are the Keepers of the Eastern Door, the Onondaga are the Keepers of the Central Fire, and the Seneca are the Keepers of the Western Door.
Skä•noñh, is an Onondaga welcoming greeting meaning Peace and Wellness.
Skä•noñh Center is an educational collaborative that includes representatives of OHA, the Onondaga Nation, Syracuse University, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Lemoyne College, Onondaga Community College, and Empire State College has been formed to create the content for the new facility.
Most books on Native American music are found in the ML 3557 range, however other books are scattered based on intersectionalities with genre or study. Make sure to use various search terms when using Summon or the Catalog.