Tours and Cultural Information
The Oneida Nation Tourism Department provides an array of experiences for your event which includes tours, facilitating pow-wow exhibitions, "Hands-On" displays, storytelling and presenters for your group. We invite you to our community to learn more about Oneidas', the "People of the Standing Stone." Please visit Oneida Tourism's new website http://www.exploreoneida.com/
The tour of the Oneida Nation is approximately 3 hours in length. The tour guide will give your group a more complete historical and cultural tour of the Oneida Nation, including stops at the Log Home Restoration Area, Where the Water Birds Nest and the Buffalo Overlook. Tours can be tailored to groups preference.
Cost: $20.00 per person & $15.00 children 12 & under
Cost includes: transportation & guide fees for up to 12 people.
Group & Student Rates available. Call (920)496-5025 for more information.
Two Nations Tour
The two nations tour offers a guided tour of two very different indian reservations, The Oneida Nation & The Menominee Nation. The tour begins in Oneida at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center of Green Bay where you will meet your tour guide. You will then go to the Oneida Indian Village and Log Home Restoration Area in Oneida where guest learn about our journey to New York and life in Wisconsin during the late 1800's. Then, visitors travel 45 minutes to the Menominee Nation Reservation (The Oldest living habitants in Wisconsin.) in Keshena where they will tour the Menominee Nation Cultural & Logging Museum. Guests will then visit the amazing Big Smokey Falls and Spirit Rock. (In between the two reservations is a quaint Amish Community where tours are available upon request.)
Cost: $500.00 per bus
Call (920)496-5025 for more information.
The Oneida Nation Dancers will demonstrate the different styles of pow-wow dances which include men and women's traditional, men and women's fancy, men's grass and women's jingle dress. There will be an emcee who will talk your group through the program and explain the different styles and significance of each dance. This is an interactive performance, so be prepared to join in the dancing to the beat of the drum!
Cost: varies to the # of dancers
Length: Average length is 45 minutes
Call (920)496-5026 for more information.
The Oneida Nation has a rich oral tradition that is passed down from generation to generation. Each story told has a significant meaning and lesson to be learned. Some examples are, "Why the Frog Has No Teeth" and "Why the Cornhusk Doll Has No Face". These are just a few stories, there are many, many more.
Cost: $ 75.00 Length: 30 - 45 minutes