Snow Snake Workshop

january, 2022

29jan11:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedSnow Snake WorkshopInstitute for American Indian Studies11:00 am - 2:00 pm Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT 06793

Event Details

Saturday, January 29, 11:00am and 2:00pm

Did you know that snow snake, a traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) winter game, is still played today in many Northern Native American communities? This game involves a stick that is carved and decorated to resemble a snake. Competitors throw the stick along a snow trench and try to see how far they can throw it. Now you have a chance to make your own snow snake. Join IAIS educator and wood crafter Susan Scherf for an afternoon of whittling good fun. We will provide the materials and some wood burning kits. Participants are welcome to bring a whittling knife. If weather permits, join in a friendly competition following the workshop.
Space per session is limited and pre-registration is required. Please visit to reserve a space through Eventbrite. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected]


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Institute for American Indian Studies

38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT 06793