July 29, 2013

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Native American treaties journey down Hudson underway

HUDSON RIVER – Over 200 paddlers, Native and non-Native Americans, Sunday began their journey down the Hudson River near Albany to New York City.

The rowers will travel in two lines to honor the Two Row Wampum, the beaded record of the first treaty between the first European settles 400 years ago and the Haudenosaunee Iroquois Confederacy.

On Sunday, the group traveled from Rensselear to Schodack Island Park.  Today, they paddle to Coxsackie and on Tuesday they travel to Catskill.  Wednesday’s destination is Ulster Landing in Saugerties.   Thursday’s is Rondout Landing in Kingston.  On Friday, the paddlers will land in Poughkeepsie and on Saturday, they will land at Beacon Riverfront Park for a Two Row Festival.

Next Sunday, the group will land at Dockside Park in Cold Spring and next Monday, they will arrive at Peekskill Riverfront Park.

They will arrive at their final estimation, at the World Financial Center and North Cove Marina in New York City, on Saturday, August 10, for that city’s Two Row Wampum Festival.

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