Akwesasne is a Mohawk community that pre-dates the formation of the United States and Canada. The museum exhibits portray the continuing culture of the Akwesasne Mohawk people. Over 3,000 artifacts dating from pre-European contact to the present are displayed--traditional Mohawk-style head-dresses, cradle boards, carved revelation canes, silverwork, photographs of reservation life and exhibits about Mohawk games such as lacrosse. The largest collection is the Mohawk sweetgrass and black ash splint basketry exhibit. Guided tours by appointment. Gallery guidebooks for self-guided tours. Library. Museum Shop.
Open: YR, Fri 8am-4pm; Sat 11am-3pm; Mon-Thu, 8:30am-4:30pm. Donation.