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Seneca Clan Hunt -
Holiday Valley’s Indian Mountain Adventure

Ellicottville, NY . . . Children enrolled in Holiday Valley’s Children’s Mountain Adventure Program can explore the resort while learning about local Native American culture.

The Seneca Nation, one of the six of the Iroquois Confederacy, occupied the land in Western New York near where Holiday Valley is located.  Within the Senecas, there are eight clans and each clan is represented by an animal with certain respected traits.

Holiday Valley has place carved “Clan Rocks” with descriptions of the clans throughout the resort.  Kids in the Mountain Adventures program will be able to participate in a “Clan Hunt” where they explore the resort with their instructor in search of the secret Indian Clan Rocks.  A map is provided and stickers representing the clans are placed at the location of each clan rock.  Once all the clan rocks are found, the kids head to The Fort, hidden away in the woods of Tannenbaum, to find out how the clans all tie together.  Not only is this a great mountain adventure where kids learn how to follow a trail map, but they also learn about Native American culture in the Western New York area.

Information on Holiday Valley is available at www.holidayvalley.com or by calling 716.699.2345.  Holiday Valley is located on Route 219 in Ellicottville, 50 miles south of Buffalo and just three hours south of Toronto.

For further information, please contact:

Jane Eshbaugh
Marketing Director
Tel: 716.699.3904
E-mail: jeshbaugh@holidayvalley.com  

Karl Eichner
Canadian Communications Consultant
Eichner & Associates
Tel: 705.778.2212
E-mail: keichner@nexicom.net