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Turtle Runs a Race with Bear

Turtle knew two things: he knew that he was very wise and he knew that he was very slow. Nevertheless, Turtle had a certain advantage over other four-foots. It lay in the fact that there were so many...

 

How Joeagah, the Raccoon, Ate the Crabs A Seneca Indian Tale

As my grandfather used to say, my nephew, it never pays to rejoice over the downfall of an enemy, lest he arise and devour you. Of course you can’t understand that, so I’ll just tell you not to...

 

The Owl's Big Eyes

OH-o-wah was a big snowy owl, and a curious bird was he. Oh-o-wah wanted to be like the swan and have a long neck. He wanted to be like the white heron and have a long beak. He wanted long legs. He...

 

String Beans

Mohawk Lesson...

 

Unknown Belts

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens There are many, many wampum belts that we know of whose meanings have been lost. Some...

 

An Unwilling Gift From The Dead

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This is a replica of a belt which was offered for sale in October 1972, by collectors...

 

Akwesasne Councilors

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When The Akwesasne Mohawks Were Taken Back In Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt symbolizes the alliance of an adopted nation. This belt was made to record the...

 

A Strawberry Story

Mohawk Lesson...

 

The Cicadas' return reminds Onondaga of a story of survival

Every seventeen years, the cicadas return to the Onondaga Nation, a legendary reminder of the past and a crunchy taste of the future. If you're ever...

 

Election

Mohawk Lesson...

 
 By Mahlon Smoke    Culture    June 28, 2018

Tammy Bonaparte ~ Artist Profile

If you're driving down St. Regis and you find yourself at the four corners of School Road you may notice some women made of wood wearing brightly pain...

 

A Black Hawk Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens The Iroquois were not the only Indian people who used wampum belts. This belt was sent by...

 

Starwberries

Mohawk Lesson...

 

Confessional Wampum of Handsome Lake, The Seneca Prophet and Teacher

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This wampum is ten strings, all white, all pure and sacred, held in the hands of the...

 

The Cicada

Mohawk Lesson...

 

Fort Stanwix Treaty Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt was exchanged at the signing of the Treaty between the Six Nations and the...

 

George Washington Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt, called the George Washington Belt, is a covenant belt with the thirteen...

 

They are going to vote

Mohawk Lesson...

 

Revolutionary War Two Road Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens At the beginning of the Revolutionary War the Iroquois tried to remain neutral, but it...

 

What Type of Star?

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Wolf Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt was an Akwesasne or St. Regis Belt and once belonged to Chief Running Deer of...

 

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