Native ironworkers' tradition continues on North Campus


Native ironworkers with a cloth image of the Hiawatha wampum belt, which has been used to represent the sovereignty of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

By Melanie Lefkowitz. Reprinted with permission from the Cornell Chronicle

For six generations, Mohawk ironworkers have "walked the steel."

Indigenous people began ironworking in the 19th century, when they were hired to build railroad bridges in...

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