With agreement from language-keeper and educator Steve Henhawk (Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ/Cayuga), The History Center is offering this PAY-IT-FORWARD option. 'The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ People in the Cayuga Lake Region: A Brief History' is one of the only modern published works on the history of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ (Cayuga) Nation and has limited availability. Purchase a book here and it will be donated to Indigenous peoples learning and reclaiming their language through the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ Learning Project.
PLEASE NOTE - This purchase is a DONATION of learning materials to the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ Learning Project and will be distributed to students through them, you will not receive a physical copy. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a receipt noting your tax deductible donation.
The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ People in the Cayuga Lake Region: A Brief History - by Kurt A. Jordan
Published by the Tompkins County Historical Commission in 2022
Professor Kurt Jordan's history of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ brings forward a part of the history of the Cayuga Lake region that had been formerly romanticized or forgotten altogether. It begins at the end of the last ice age 13,000 years ago, and traces the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ people up to the reoccupation of their traditional territory in 2003, and through current events through 2021. Jordan’s short (80-page) book is constructed as a Western-style history that relies mainly on the written record, archaeological evidence, and some community-based oral histories that Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ people shared with him. Readers will think differently about ancient history, recent events, and the landscape of the region after reading this book.
Original printing and research funding support from the Tompkins County Historical Commission
Published in 2022.