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About The Iroquois Studies Association


A Brief History

The Iroquois Studies Association, Inc was formed in Ithaca, New York in the early 1970s. At the same time the Otsiningo American Indian Project was developed by the Broome County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. The two organizations merged in 1996.

Over 35 years ISA and Otsiningo have produced several hundred public educational programs including lectures, bus trips, classes, and workshops. Leading Haudenosaunee presenters have spoken on land claims, spiritual beliefs, and contemporary issues. Artists have taught a wide variety of skills including pottery making, stone, wood, and bone carving, fingerweaving, moccasin making, basket making, silver brooch making, and beadworking among others.


The ISA publishes the OTSININGO CIRCLE, a semiannual newsletter covering Indian exhibits and events within a 200 mile radius of Binghamton, New York. It also contains informative articles relating to American Indians.

There are two general membership meetings per year: the Annual Meeting in March and a Fall Event in November.


To join ISA, download a membership flyer

Mailing Address

28 Zevan Rd
Johnson City, NY 13790

Phone: (607) 729-0016

Or email ISA through this link

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