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A Seneca Nation Exhibition at Ma’s House

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Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Opening reception for the exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Opening reception for the exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Opening reception for the exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Opening reception for the exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Opening reception for the exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Opening reception for the exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

Installation view of an exhibition from the Seneca Nation's Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center on view at Ma's House on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. COURTESY MA'S HOUSE

authorStaff Writer on Dec 17, 2022

Ma’s House, the communal art space based on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, is currently hosting an exhibition from the Seneca Nation’s Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center. Co-curated by Jocelyn Jones and Hayden Haynes, the exhibition includes historical research on the Thomas Indian School, archival materials, photography by Hayden Haynes, and artwork by Shinnecock artist Denise Silva-Dennis.

A note from the curators, Jocelyn Jones and Hayden Haynes:

“This exhibition was initiated by a series of photographs that Hayden Haynes (Onöndowa’ga:’ - Deer Clan) took of Jocelyn Jones (Onöndowa’ga:’ - Wolf Clan). Our plan was to highlight certain buildings and sites on the Cattaraugus Territory that were part of the history of the Thomas Indian School in an effort to raise awareness about the ‘school.’ These places included the Wright Memorial Church, Reverend Asher Wright’s house, the old infirmary of the Thomas Indian School, and the United Missions Cemetery. Out of this series of photographs an idea was born to create an exhibition about TIS.

“Our sole purpose is to create this exhibit for our community. It is a way to honor our ancestors, to provide a space for learning, and to offer a moment for healing for our communities and future generations. We found it necessary that this exhibit be created through our collective Indigenous voice, in an effort to exercise narrative sovereignty.”

The contributing writers of this exhibit are: Dr. Lori Quigley (Onöndowa’ga:’), Dr. Alyssa Mt. Pleasant (Skarure Descent), Dr. Rodney Haring (Onöndowa’ga:’), Dr. Meredith Alberta (Skarure), and Dr. Joe Stahlman (Skarure Descent).

The exhibition remains on view through January 28 at Ma’s House, 159 Old Point Road, Southampton. Visit mashouse.studio for details.

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