• The One Dish One Spoon T-Shirt features the wampum belt which recorded an agreement of peaceful and neutral hunting grounds north of Lake Ontario between the Iroquois and Ojibwa in the late 1600’s. The center image represents a dish with a beaver tail in it. Beaver tails were considered a delicacy to Native people. The principle behind the One Dish is that it signifies that what belongs to one, will also belong to all people. The efforts of having open and peaceful hunting grounds were necessary in the survival of the people. The principle behind the One Dish/One Spoon could be interpreted to have been demonstrated by the Peacemaker at the unification of the Five Nations. The Peacemaker passed a bowl of beaver tail around to the chiefs. These fifty chiefs took only a small portion of the bowls contents due to the understanding that others needed to get their share from the bowl. One spoon is used to eat from the bowl to align the idea of sharing with one another. The spoon specifically is used when discussing this principle due to a spoon being far less lethal than a knife. Again, the principles of peace. In today’s time, the idea of mutual sharing and respect among Native people is one that continues to be strengthened. This t-shirt is a reminder to Natives and non-Natives alike that we should take no more than what we need, and to always be mindful for others.
  • The Keeping Our Word T-Shirt was designed by the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. This T-shirt is meant to remind people of the United States’ broken promises to the Onöndawa:ga’ and all Native peoples on Turtle Island. During his life, Chief Cornplanter attempted to secure long-term friendships with the new United States; only to see promise after promise broken for the remainder of his life. The original U.S. flag in distress mode to show concern for the U.S. not living up to its own principles since its birth. These violations continue to this day. During the Tuscarora Reservoir Supreme Court case, in the 1950s, Supreme Court Justice Black wrote the dissent. Throughout it, he talked about the long line of injustices and violation of treaties by the United States Government. He ended his dissent by saying “Great nations, like great men, should keep their word.”
  • Veterans Pow Wow T-Shirt- Size Adult Small The powwow honors Native American veterans and is named in honor of Marvin “Joe” Curry, a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians’ Snipe Clan, who led a long and distinguished career of military service in the United States Navy, serving two tours of duty in the Korean War and also serving in the Vietnam War. The Seneca Nation has presented the annual celebration of Native American culture for the past 30 years. The powwow, which features a series of exhilarating dance and drum competitions, attracts competitors and visitors from across the United States and Canada. It is one of the largest powwow celebrations in the northeast.
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    The I Love Seneca Nation T-Shirt was designed by the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. The silver brooch pictured is a modern piece and is from the collection of the museum. Silver brooches were traded to Iroquois people beginning in the 18th century. They were used as clothing adornments. Some designs made long ago include hearts, circles, crosses and more. Today, some Native silversmiths still produce and reproduce certain silver brooches.
  • The Red SNI (Seneca Nation of Indians) Logo T-Shirt is a comfortable shirt with designs of the clans of the Seneca people on it. The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is proud to offer official logo designs of the Seneca Nation of Indians.
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    5 Nations T Shirt

    The 5 Nations T Shirt. Designed by Quiet Storm Custom Wraps- a Tuscarora owned company, this unique, lightweight and breathable sports shirt features the Hiawatha belt of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. The background design is wampum beads. On the sleeve is the seal of the Seneca Nation of Indians. This T-Shirt with the official seal of the Seneca Nation of Indians is an exclusive product sold by the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

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