The Oneida Stone sits next to the Oneida Council House – on Oneida Homelands – in Central New York.

The word “Oneida” means “People of the Standing Stone.” According to legend, a large stone or boulder would appear and lead the Oneida people to the next location for their main village. The Council House is used for meetings, ceremonies, dance and special events such as the repatriation of ancient Oneida artifacts.