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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...

 

The Story of John Saiowisakeron Fire

Before there was an elected system of governance in Akwesasne, the community was governed by Community Life Chiefs. These Life Chiefs were known as...

 

BELT OF THE UNITY OF THE CLANS

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt was one of the Constitutional Memorials and signified the essential unity of...

 

Donehogawah War Belt

This belt was formerly held by Donehogawah or General Ely S. Parker. It means "Five Council Fires" or "Death Belt" of the five Iroquois Nations, the...

 

Red Painted War Belt

Any belt could be used as a war belt by painting it red. It is provided thus: The title names of the War Chiefs of the League shall be as follows: Ayonewehs, War Chief under Chief Takarihoken...

 

War Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens It is provided thus: There shall be one War Chief from each nation, and their duties...

 

Record of Chiefs of Mohawk Nation

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens Mohawk Clan Chieftainship wampum strings are a record of the leaders of the Mohawk...

 

Women's Nominating Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens Among the Iroquois, women have the privilege of nominating the Chiefs. It is provided thus: We give and assign the sacred chieftainship...

 

Peace Pact Wampum Strings

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens It is provided thus: A bunch of wampum strings, three spans of the hand in length, the upp...

 

Wampum Strings

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens It is provided thus: Any Chief of the League of the Five Nations may construct shell strings or wampum belts of any size or length as...

 

Wing or Dust Fan of the Confederate Nations

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt is the widest belt known. It represents an ever-growing tree. It is provided...

 

Wampum Belts

By Tehanetorens Hiawatha (Ayonwatha) Belt The Hiawatha (Ayonwatha) Belt, a broad dark belt of wampum of thirty-eight rows, having a white heart or...

 

The Charter of the League of the Five Nations

This is a record of the foundation of the Confederacy when it was formed around 1452 (or much earlier) by the Great Peacemaker and his helper Ayonwatha (Hiawatha). Of all Iroquois wampum records,...

 

Wampum Belts of the Iroquois

By Tehanetorens Facts About Wampum While reading a wampum belt, special care was made to hold the belt correctly. Usually when the message or speech was half finished, the speaker would turn the belt...

 

Wampum Belts

By Tehanetorens To most people a wampum belt means any beaded belt made by Indians. Glass beads were introduced by white traders, and with these the Indian people did beautiful embroidery work....

 

Sewing Methods

Reprinted from "Traditional Dress" by Adolf Hungrywolf Hand-sewn items are generally stitched up inside out. When the completed item is turned right...

 

Introduction to Sewing

Reprinted from “Traditional Dress” by Adolf Hungrywolf Most anything is easy to sew by hand, as long as you use common sense. Patience is the most difficult requirement. Anyone can produce fine...

 

The Old Ways of Dressing

Reprinted from Traditional Clothes by Adolf Hungrywolf "It has always been observed that all the various tribes have a close resemblance in their...

 

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