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SNAPSHOT: Sacred Objects Returned to Haudenosaunee Confederation

February 9, 2023 | Photos: Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone Via AP

Two representatives of Haudenosaunee Confederation Clayton Logan, left, of the Seneca Nation, and Brennen Ferguson, of the Tuscarora Nation, hold boxes containing sacred objects during the ceremony of restitution of sacred objects to the Haudenosaunee Confederation, at the Museum of Ethnography of Geneva in Switzerland on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The MEG has returned traditional sacred objects, a mask and a rattle, to the Haudenosaunee after 200 years in Switzerland. In addition to the Seneca and Tuscarora nations, the Haudenosaunee, “the people who are building the longhouse,” are comprised of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Cayuga Indian Nations.