Akwesasne Cultural Center/Akwesasne Museum

Akwesasne history and art

The collection and shop both feature Mohawk black ash splint basketry. Other media include beadwork, leatherwork, featherwork, pottery, paintings and carvings.

At a glance
  • Began with the founding of a library in 1971, in order to curb the dropout rate in the community
  • Cultural classes started in 1972 and donations to the center began the museum collections
  • The board of directors, and the staff of the library and museum are Akwesasne Mohawk community members