February 17, 2008

Native American Winter Games

A hands-on look at past pastimesThe traditional Iroquois "snowsnake" game was part of the Native American Winter Games and Sporting Event on Saturday at the Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor. Hundreds of children, parents and others just curious about Native American culture took part in age-old pastimes, trying their hand at the snowsnake game, watching demonstrations on how to build fires and toboggans, listening to storytellers and trekking the trails in wide, flat snowshoes.

"It's just something different people can do, and they can learn something," said Jeanette Miller, executive director of Friends of Ganondagan.

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