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The Great Bear

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden There was one time in the ancient past when the meat racks of a Mohawk village were empty. People became thin with...

 

Tobacco

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden This story was gathered by Ray Fadden years ago, and in turn he published it in pamphlet form. Then, during the...

 

The Thunder Song

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden Many decades ago my father, Ray Fadden, told me this story. He also recorded the story on a beaded pictographic...

 

The Hermit Thrush

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden Long ago the birds had no songs. Only humans could sing and every morning they would greet the rising sun with a...

 

Invitation to Enter The Confederacy Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens It is provided thus: That a belt of black wampum, nine rows in width, with four short...

 

How The Bear Lost His Tail

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden This story has been around just about as long as bears have been around. Way, way back, during the beginning of an...

 

Iroquois-Ojibway Friendship Belt

This belt is a friendship belt, and the symbols on the belt represent two nations joined together by the Path of Peace. One square represents the...

 

Ka'khowanen (Harvest Ceremony)

The Chiefs, Clanmothers and Faithkeepers came together to set the date for Ka’khowanen starting on Friday, October 27 and ending on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Friday, October 27, the first day, the...

 

The Thunder Boy

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden A Mohawk family lived on an island in the St. Lawrence River. The daughter's beauty captured the heart of one of...

 

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...

 

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