GANNAGARO: THE SENECA TOWN OF PEACE

Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this interpretative video was produced by Alexandra in collaboration with 11 Iroquois for the interpretative center at Ganondagan State Historic Park and WXXI/TV 21. Copyright 1986.



Gannagaro: The Seneca Town of Peace was produced for PBS and the New York State Parks in 1986. It is an documentary that focuses on the interpretation of the sacred Seneca-Iroquois site of Ganondagan, incorporated into the New York State Parks system in the 1960’s, and opened to the public in 1986. This video documents the importance and history of this site to all those involved in its interpretation, and speaks to both oral and written history of this sacred place. A written analysis of this documentary can be found in Alexandra’s doctoral disseration From Gannagaro to Ganondagan: A Process and Reality of Seneca-Iroquois Identity.