Special thanks to the Cornell Society for the Humanities, Cornell Fashion and Textiles Collection, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, the Cornell Collection of Blaschka Invertebrate Models, The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives, and the Cornell University PJ Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography.
Betsye Violette PhD ‘24
Dyese Matthews PhD '24
Juliana daRoza BS ‘22
Land Acknowledgement Statement From American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program's Indigenous Dispossession Project
Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Cayuga Nation. The Cayuga Nation 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 the Cayuga Nation dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Cayuga Nation people, past and present, to these lands and waters. Furthermore, Cornell University obtained 977,909 acres of expropriated Indigenous land through the Morrill Act of 1862. Please refer to the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program's Indigenous Dispossession Project Blog to learn more: https://blogs.cornell.edu/cornelluniversityindigenousdispossession/