Native American Winter Games


Feb 22, 2020
10:00 AM until 04:00 PM


For its 17th annual Native American Winter Games, Friends of Ganondagan will again offer numerous activities that harken back to 17th-century winters when Ganondagan was an active Seneca town, and winter was a busy time both indoors and out.

On Saturday, February 22 from 10 am-4 pm, the public will experience family-friendly Haudenosaunee experiences through a variety of traditional Seneca winter activities. These include the competitive game of snowsnake, racing small wooden snowboats (akin to Pinewood Derby), meeting sled dogs and watching a dog sled demonstration, and learning how to use snowshoes.

Indoors at the Seneca Art & Culture Center, the Allegany River Dancers in colorful regalia will demonstrate their skill in Iroquois Social Dancing; Ganondagan staff will share winter storytelling; visitors will have the opportunity to win raffles, visit the Wampum Learning Center, watch the Iroquois Creation Story film, enjoy Iroquois White Corn inspired food for purchase (11 am - 2:30 pm), and more.

All activities are free and include complimentary admission to the Seneca Art & Culture Center. Suggested donation is $10/family, $5/individual. The event takes place with or without snow.


FREE, with suggested donation


View map Ganondagan State Historic Site
7000 County Road 41
Victor, NY

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Rochester Area Community Foundation, WXXI,



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Ganondagan Seneca Art & Culture Center

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