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On the Trails of the Iroquois

On the Trails of the Iroquois
BONN  •  Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland  •  Ongoing
Fearsome warriors and gifted diplomats the Iroquois, who originally inhabited the present-day state of New York, successfully kept the European colonial armies at bay during the 17th and 18th centuries. At the same time the formation of their influential intertribal confederacy inspired European intellectual history. The status of women in their society gave momentum to the women's movement of the 19th century, in the 20th century their hairstyle became a symbol of Punk culture. But who were and are the Iroquois? With unique loans from the United States, Canada, as well as numerous European museums, the exhibition for the first times undertakes a comprehensive search for the trails of the Iroquois throughout the centuries. Historical paintings and drawings, precious ethnographic objects, and extraordinary examples of Iroquois contemporary art tell their varied history, characterized by war, trade, Christian missions, loss of land, and isolation on reservations. Likewise addressed, however, is their forceful reassertion of cultural identity in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Website

Contact: Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
Bonn D-53113
Tel: (49) 228 91 71 200

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