Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Great Story at Cohoes Falls

This past Sunday our 4th and 5th grade class wrapped up their RE year with a visit to a sacred site: Cohoes Falls.

 There they heard the story of The Great Peacemaker who performed a feat of supernatural strength at the falls, and in doing so, convinced the Mohawk people to become the founders of the Iroquois League of Nations or Confederacy.

A portion of the land, across the Mohawk River from where the class stood, has been returned to the Mohawk people only in the past year.