“Welcome to our Tribe!”

Members of the five tribes of the Iroquois Nation gathered Tuesday night in the Intermediate sand, chip & mud pit.  The five tribes, dressed in their traditional colors, were small in numbers– begging for some new additions.

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By far, the largest group of kids, were those in White, each young brave and princess waiting to hear his or her named called.

The Opening Council Fire featured prayers, stories, dancing and, of course, a raging bonfire.  But, by far, the most important part of the ceremony was the naming of new tribal members.

(click the “read more” link for camper quotes, tribal lists and additional photos)

“It was really fun,” said Michael, a new Mohawk.  “I’m really happy and I have a bunch of friends on my tribe.”


“Welcome to our tribe!”

“The council fire was cool and I liked the dancers,” voiced Molly, a new Seneca,  Alex also became a member of the defending champion Seneca.  “I’m really happy and it looks like they’ve won a lot!”

Alli hooked in with the Cayuga, and called the council fire “Both fun, and funny, especially the way the counselors dressed up.  I didn’t have a (tribal) preference, but I’m happy to be a Cayuga.”

Indian Games officially kick off Wednesday afternoon wtih the running of the boy’s Great Indian Track Meet.  “I’m really looking forward to the track meet,” said Branden, also a new Cayuga.  “I like the looks of our tribe.  We have a good chance of winning this year!”

See the 2013 Tribal Lists HERE


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