The Rome Historical Society is set to host a live podcast recording of “Iroquois History & Legends” with Andrew and Caleb Cotter on Thursday, September 20th at 7 pm.
The Cotter brothers, from Canandaigua, New York, grew up with a fondness for Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) stories and fables. After researching early American and Canadian history they found the Haudenosaunee were at the center of it all, yet most textbooks had left their contributions out. For that reason, Andrew and Caleb began a podcast to tell the story of the Iroquois people and share how they influenced events throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.
Essentially being a radio show that is archived on the Internet, podcasts are seeing an enormous surge in popularity. It is estimated that over 112 million Americans have listened to podcasts (up 11 percent from last year) and that 67 million people listen to podcasts monthly. The New York History Blog posts about a dozen podcasts a month – you can find them all here.
The Cotter brothers have created a unique and entertaining look at one of the most powerful and influential cultures in the Western Hemisphere. During their upcoming podcast, Andrew and Caleb will talk about pre-contact Native American life in the Mohawk Valley, the story of the Oneida Carry, and Iroquois involvement in the siege of Fort Stanwix and Battle of Oriskany.
For more information about “Iroquois History & Legends” visit their website. The Rome Historical Society is located at 200 Church Street, Rome, and is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. For more information, call (315) 336-5870, or visit their website.