Tuesday, October 31
NATIVE PEOPLES OF THE AMERICAS COLLOQUIUM: Leon Briggs (Tonawanda Seneca) “Seneca No Face Dolls Workshop”
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Kennedy Union Ballroom

AVIATE Eligible

Leon Briggs will conduct a 2-part session on the "Seneca No Face Dolls", commonly known as corn husk dolls. First, he will discuss the story behind the corn husk dolls, which comes from old teachings about vanity, equality, and respect for all people in our communities. Next, Leon will take participants through the steps of making a corn husk doll. No preregistration or fee is required to attend the informative session or workshop. However, those who wish to "make and take" a corn husk doll during the workshop, must preregister.

Preregistration (for those who wish to make and take a No Face Doll): RSVP to Mary Anne Angel (; 937-760-1936). Registration fee for UD students is $10; UD faculty and staff is $15; for non-UD participants is $20. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis until openings are filled!

Leon Briggs (Seneca Nation, Tonowanda Reserve) is a blacksmith and owner of Medicine Bow Forge, traditional artist and craftsman, educator on: traditional Seneca arts and crafts, history and culture, spirituality, herbology, stories/mythology, American Indian Movement, colonization, treaties, boarding schools, and indigenous rights.

Sponsored by the Native Peoples of the Americas Colloquium (NPAC). Please visit for additional information regarding NPAC events. Contact Dr. Tom Morgan ( or Dr. Tereza Szeghi ( if you have any questions.

Contact Information:
Name: Tom Morgan