Songs at the Woods’ Edge

The Earth Songs of the Seneca Nation

Bill Crouse, Sr., and Andrew A. Cashner

A small patch of woods on the south edge of Genesee Valley Park Golf Course in Rochester, NY, just east of the Genesee River, in early spring 2022

Nya:wëh sgë:nö’ (Greetings, I am thankful that you are well). This project creates a space for sharing traditional music and dance of the Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) Nation, one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. The project will feature video and audio recordings of Seneca Earth Songs (yöëdza’ge:ka:’ gaë:nö’shö’) in the context of traditional teaching and historical information. For a full description of the project's goals, see the proposal.

This project is a collaboration between Bill Crouse, Sr., Seneca faithkeeper and singer, and Andrew Cashner, PhD, musician and musicologist at the University of Rochester. We gratefully acknowledge funding support from the US National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Rochester.

Please check back as we are building this project and get in touch if you would like to offer help or feedback.