Educational Materials

The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation brought together the Central New York Girl Scouts Council and educators from the Onondaga Nation to develop a Path of Friendship program, teaching girls about the influence the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) had on the early woman’s rights movement. Girls were able to travel the path of friendship followed by Gage and her Onondaga friends as they visited one another more than 100 years ago. At the Gage house and the Onondaga nation school, girls learned about the relative position of native and non-native women during Gage’s time, earning a patch in recognition of their study. Funded through a grant from the Rosamond Gifford Foundation, the Path of Friendship patch program was inaugurated October 26, 2002. The Foundation plans to develop curriculum around this theme.

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