John Kahionhes Fadden
John Kahionhes Fadden was born into the Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne on December 26, 1938. He attended the St. Regis Mohawk School, and other schools adjacent to the St. Lawrence River and the
Canadian border in northern New York.
John graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1961, then taught art at Saranac Central School District for 32 1/2 years.
Fadden's art has appeared in more than 60 publications, various posters, cover designs, calendars, films/videos, and his paintings have been exhibited from Akwesasne Mohawk Territory to Rotterdam, Holland.
For 46 years, he and his family have operated the Six Nations Indian Museum in Onchiota New York, which is located within the pine & spruce forest of the northeastern Adirondack Mountains where he and four generations of his family presently live.