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Influence of Iroquois women on women’s rights movement celebrated Saturday

The women of the Iroquois Six Nations Confederacy gave New York women a model to emulate in their fight for women’s rights — and exhibits highlighting the influence of the Haudenosaunee women on the vision of the women’s rights movement will open at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park Saturday.

Programs and dialogues will invite visitors to explore the often-untold story of Haudenosaunee influence, survival and legacy. The Six Nations Confederacy of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora women developed a legal, political, economic and personal authority that leaders of the women’s rights movement of the mid-1800s emulated.

The programs will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Wesleyan Chapel. Park ranger-led dialogues and programs highlighting indigenous culture will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday and at the same time Monday, both in the Wesleyan Chapel, 136 Fall St.

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