• The HANÖNDAGA:NYAHS (Town Destroyer) T-Shirt is designed by the Onöhsagwë: de’ Cultural Center. A humorous piece of wearable pop art. The Onöndowa’ga:’ (or commonly known as, Seneca) people gave this name to George Washington due to the viscous military campaigns he set forth in order to punish the Onöndowa’ga:’ for siding with the British. The Clinton-Sullivan campaign decimated Hodinöhsö:ni’ villages and left fields containing hundreds of thousands of bushels of corn burned. Many Hodinöhsö:ni’ died that winter due to lack of shelter and starvation as a result of Washington's orders. “…But you will not by any means listen to ⟨any⟩ overture of peace before the total ruin of their settlements is effected—It is likely enough their fears if they are unable to oppose us, will compel them to offers of peace, or policy may lead them, to endeavour to amuse us in this way to gain time and succour for more effectual opposition. Our future security will be in their inability to injure us the distance to which they are driven and in the terror with which the severity of the chastisement they receive will inspire ⟨the Haudenosaunee⟩…” From George Washington to Major General John Sullivan, 31 May 1779
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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 Keeping History Alive T-Shirt features the iconic image of Goldie Jamison Conklin, Seneca-Heron Clan. Goldie’s Seneca name was Ah-Weh-Eyu which means Pretty Flower. Goldie was born on the Allegany Territory, New York in 1892. Numerous images taken of Goldie as she worked as a model for the Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. of Little Valley, New York, grace many postcards and advertisements for the company’s line of “Indian Brand” knives. The majority of photographs were taken by Jesse Lynn Blessing of The Blessing Studio, Salamanca, New York. These postcards and advertisements continue to be sought after by collectors. Goldie passed in 1974. She is buried on the Seneca Cattaraugus Territory. In keeping with the museum mission by keeping history alive, we honor one of our past Seneca's.
  • 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.”

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