Reclaiming Ohi:yo'- Restoring the Altered Landscape of the Beautiful River

About this Exhibit

This digital exhibit was guest curated by the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum intern Dana Reijerkerk as part of a joint internship between the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum and the Seneca Nation Archives Department in the summer of 2018. Dana is a second year Masters of Information Science student at the University of Michigan, with a B.A. in American Indian Studies. This exhibition is part of the permanent exhibits on display by the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum and is meant to be an interactive, more-detailed extension of the permanent Kinzua Dam exhibit on display in the Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center.


This exhibit was a collaborative effort across our Allegany community, with information, resources, and expertise pulled from many different Nation departments and individuals. We would like to thank and acknowledge the following Seneca Nation Departments and entities as well as external organizations for making this exhibit possible:
Seneca Nation Council                                                   
Presidents Office
Treasurers Office                                                             
Seneca-Iroquois National Museum
Seneca-Iroquois National Museum Board of Trustees
Seneca Nation Archives
Department of Fish and Wildlife 
Planning-GIS Department
Seneca Nation Health System-Environmental Health Unit
Watershed Resources Working Group

Bradford Landmark Society
Seneca Nation Department of Justice

We would also like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the following individuals for their time and expertise in making this exhibit possible:

David George-Shongo       
Rebecca "Becki" Bowen                                 
Johnna Crouse
Sally Blacksnake
Daniel Lips
Shane Titus
Gerri Jimerson
Todd LaQuay
Angela Schöpke
Shannon Seneca
Rosalind Ground
Molly P. Lindahl
Sally R. Costik
Karla General

In addition, we wish to thank and respectfully honor those who came before us who fought to stop the construction of Kinzua.

Nya:wëh (thank you)