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Skunny-Wundy and the Stone Coat

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden This is a Seneca story gathered by Arthur C. Parker and has since been retold by others. The story is about an...

 

Penobscot-Onondaga Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens Many people, including many Indian people, think that the Iroquois Confederacy was formed...

 

The Invention of the Bow and Arrow, a Tradition

Long ago the Indian people did not have the bow and arrow for a weapon. At that time, a spear was the common weapon used in the hunt. One day a young...

 

William Penn Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This is the original belt delivered by the Lenni-Lenape (Delaware) Chiefs to William Penn...

 

Sha ko tin en io': ia'ks

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden A group of hunters went into their usual hunting grounds. They were very successful, and killed a great number of a...

 

First William Penn Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt was given to the Indians before they entered the Council House where the treaty...

 

Huron Alliance Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens After the Hurons were conquered by the Five Nations in 1650, many were taken in by the...

 

Champlain - A Record Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens French Invasion-This belt was made to keep in memory the expeditions of the French against...

 

The Fierce Beast

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden This story was told to my father, Ray Fadden, by De-ha-we-ia-he-le (David Hill), a Mohawk of Six Nations country,...

 

Why We Have Mosquitoes

By John Kahionhes Fadden A long time ago there were no tiny mosquitoes; just two giant ones that lived near a river. They would attack the people as...

 

A Seneca Story

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden A classic Seneca story talks about a young boy. The boy, his family, and others lived in a village on a hill above...

 

Two-Row Wampum

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt symbolizes the agreement and conditions under which the Iroquois welcomed the...

 

The Coming of the People with White Faces - A Record Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt records the condition of the early white people who came to the Iroquois...

 

The Rabbit Dance

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden During a hunting trip into the Adirondacks two boys took off on their own to explore and to mimic their elders by...

 

Emigration Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens It is provided thus: When a person or family belonging to the Five Nations desires to...

 

How The Birds Got Their Feathers

Submitted by John Kahionhes Fadden Many winters and summers in the past the Creator came to the earth to see the many works He had produced. He saw...

 

Adoption Pledge Wampum String

It is provided thus: The father of a child of great comeliness, learning ability or specially loved because of some circumstances may, at the will of...

 

Condolence Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt was used in the mourning ceremonies for a Chief (Hoyaneh). The two diamonds...

 

Ken'Niiohontesha (Strawberry) Ceremony

The Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs, Clan Mothers, and Faithkeepers announce Strawberry Ceremony to be held Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. The Leadership agreed on how the proceedings will go. It...

 

CONDOLENCE STRINGS

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens It is provided thus: if a chief of the League should die while the Council of the Five...

 

Chief's Pledge Wampum

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens It is provided thus: When a candidate chief is to be installed, he shall furnish four...

 

Ransom Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt was used by the women of the nation to symbolize their authority for adopting a...

 

Adodarhoh Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens It is provided thus: To you, Adodarhoh and your cousin chiefs, fourteen of you altogether, this shall be your duty. You shall keep The...

 

HOSPITALITY OR WELCOME BELT

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt records certain laws of the Confederacy and was used in the League councils by...

 

THREE SISTERHOOD

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens Long ago when the Mohawk People lived in the villages beside the Mohawk River in what is...

 

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