From Pre Contact to Present Day: A Tour of Mohawk Life

Akwesasne Mohawk Cultural Tour Through Time

Immerse yourself in Mohawk culture with cultural educators at Native North American Traveling College, a nonprofit cultural center dedicated to preservation, revitalization and education of Mohawk ways of life. This guided Indigenous cultural tour provides guests with a better understanding and experience of the Mohawk peoples’ culture, experiences, and storytelling. You’ll learn about our Creation Story, the importance of our Mohawk language, and get to handle various objects from our museum’s expansive collection!

Akwesasne Mohawk Cultural Tour Through Time

Immerse yourself in Mohawk culture with cultural educators at Native North American Traveling College, a nonprofit cultural center dedicated to preservation, revitalization and education of Mohawk ways of life. This guided Indigenous cultural tour provides guests with a better understanding and experience of the Mohawk peoples’ culture, experiences, and storytelling. You’ll learn about our Creation Story, the importance of our Mohawk language, and get to handle various objects from our museum’s expansive collection!

Tour Highlights

  • Viewing and handling authentic cultural items, such as pottery shards, and musical instruments
  • Learn how to say a few words in our beautiful language
  • Guided tour of Mohawk life before first contact
  • Visit to a miniature replica longhouse
  • A short musical demonstration

Tour Description

The tour begins with a welcome to Akwesasne Territory and introduction to your cultural hosts and the Native North American Traveling College. Next, guests will hear the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) “Creation Story”, which describes the creation of the world and how people came to live in it. Then your hosts will share the traditional Thanksgiving Address. The hosts will then give an overview of Akwesasne’s history from pre-contact to present day. Guests will also learn about Indigenous traditions around food sourcing and preparation, and early treaties after first contact.

Native North American Traveling College
Native North American Traveling College
Native North American Traveling College
Native North American Traveling College

Your hosts will also share traditional stories and music, including a live demonstration of a traditional song. Guests will also learn a few Mohawk phrases, and your hosts will offer friendly guidance on pronunciation.

Guests will also be given exclusive access to touch different cultural items, such as pottery shards, replica wampum belts, and musical instruments. The tour ends with a visit to the gift shop, where guests can purchase locally made crafts and books about Mohawk culture and history.

Tour Duration

  • 2 hours

What To Bring

  • Bring an open and inquisitive mind!

What's Included

  • Museum admission fee
  • Guided museum tour by Akwesasne cultural hosts/storytellers
  • Disposable gloves for handling artifacts

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to the NNATC museum
  • Souvenirs (available for purchase)

Tour Price

  • USD $39.00 per guest
  • Minimum group size = 2 guests
  • Maximum group size = 10 guests

FAQs

Planning your visit but have some information needs? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page that covers everything from weather to directions to local dining and lodging options.

Virtual Tour Option

You can now enjoy the Native North American Travel College’s “Living Culture With Mohawk Interpretation” tour virtually from the comfort of your own home. Simply click on the link to go to Airbnb’s Online Experiences and find out more about his virtual tour today!

AKWESASNE TRAVEL

  • Phone: 518-358-4238
  • Email: info@akwesasne.travel

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Akwesasne has several very special public events throughout the year with arts and crafts, locally made food and sometimes cultural performances. Many of our annual events are centered around the arts, making it a great time to visit, meet artisans and learn more about their craft. You will often find local food vendors serving food grown in their own gardens or harvested locally.While you plan your visit add an Akwesasne Travel Cultural Tour! Tour details in the link akwesasne.travel/mohawk-cultural-tours/ to have the full Akwesasne Experience! Give us a call at 518.358.4238 or email tours@akwesasne.travel if you have tour inquiries & bookings!Hope to see you! Niawen!

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Akwesasne Travel awarded Tribal Destination of the Year at the 2022 American Indian Tourism Conference, hosted by AIANTA, American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association. Incredibly honored to receive this award at this years #AITC2022. Akwesasne Travel is a community-based tourism organization; creating immersive experiences that celebrate our vibrant culture and lands. We are so honored to share and celebrate the stories of our people and our home. We are resilient. We are indigenous. We are here. Our journey is just beginning 🌱📸 (left to right) Sherry Rupert, CEO. Akwesasne Travel - Raeann Adams, Latoya Rourke, Penny Peters. Emerson Vallo, President#DiscoverNativeAmerica #culture #tourism #storytelling #turtleisland #akwesasnetravel #indigenouswisdom #mohawkspirit #akwesasne #indigenous

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