Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogoho:no' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogoho:no' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogoho:no' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogoho:no' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.
The American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program has submitted this land acknowledgement to traditional Gayogoho:no' leaders for their consideration and approval. Please visit the Cornell University and Indigenous Dispossession Project for additional information on the 977,909 acres of expropriated Indigenous land that Cornell University obtained through the provisions of the Morrill Act of 1862.
This online fashion exhibition is curated by Lynda Xepoleas ‘22 and Emily Hayflick ‘26 as part of “Curating Fashion Exhibitions,” a graduate seminar taught by Dr. Denise Green for Cornell’s Society for the Humanities. This exhibition draws from multiple collections held and maintained at Cornell University, including the Fashion + Textile Collection, the Department of Anthropology Collections, and the Rare and Manuscript Collection. Thank you to Denise Green, Frederic Gleach, Eisha Neely, Eileen Keating, Matthew Kopel, Cortland Historical Society, Alexandra Dalferro, and Nina (Cornelia) Kammerer for their insight, support, and assistance throughout the curation of this exhibition.