ROME, N.Y. – Representatives from the Oneida Indian Nation joined local officials in Rome Tuesday to unveil a bronze sculpture on West Dominick Street.
The art piece commemorates the Oneida Carrying Place, the area where trade and commerce were transported between Wood Creek and the Mohawk River.
“We're always delighted when the country remembers our people and back then we were a very significant part of making this country what it is today,” said Ray Halbritter, representative of the Oneida Indian Nation. “For us it's all about the future generation and our children and our community, as well, should understand and remember their past because it's a beautiful history.”
The sculpture was installed at 301 W. Dominick St. as part of the effort to revitalize downtown Rome.