The Canandaigua Treaty is a treaty between the United States of America and the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy - Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk and Tuscarora. It was signed in Canandaigua, New York on November 11, 1794, and will be on display at the Ontario County Historical Museum from 10am - 4:30. Celebrate the anniversary of this 1794 Treaty with a parade and ceremony in front of the Ontario County Court House. Native American crafts will be on display at the Canandaigua Primary School on West Gibson Street. The ceremony will be followed by Native American food and dancing at the School.
Canandaigua Treaty Day Commemoration Schedule (free and open to the public)
10:30 am - 5 pm
Native American art and craft sale at the Canandaigua Primary School gym
Walk from Canandaigua Primary School (96 W. Gibson St.)
to Ontario County Courthouse (27 N. Main St.)
Commemoration Ceremony; front lawn of Ontario County Courthouse
Canandaigua Primary School Auditorium
Commemoration of 222nd Anniversary of the Canandaigua Treaty
Much has changed in the 222 years since the signing of the Canandaigua Treaty of 1794, but its commemoration of peace and friendship between the Six Nations Confederacy (Haudenosaunee) and the United States still is recognized today.
On November 11, 2016, as has been the annual tradition, members of the Six Nations and the United States government gather on the front lawn of the courthouse in Canandaigua, New York to commemorate this seminal federal treaty.