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Defeat of the French Record Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This is an Onondaga belt and was made as a record. A French priest who was stationed at On...

 

Sir William Johnson Dish Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt is called the Sir William Johnson Dish Belt by its owner. It was supposed to...

 

Great Britain and Six Nations Friendship Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens The Keeper of the Wampum was thoroughly versed in the interpretation of the wampum...

 

Delaware Land Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt records the conditions under which the Lenni-Lenape or Delaware Nation ceded a...

 

Iroquois Territory Wampum Strings

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens It is provided thus: A bunch of wampum strings is to be the symbol of the Council Fire of...

 

Oneida Tribal Belt

This belt was long in the possession of Chief Skenando of the Oneidas, the friend and ally of George Washington during the Revolutionary War period. T...

 

Council Fire of Six Nations Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt means that the Iroquois are a united people, that the Path of Peace connects...

 

Belt of the Six Nations

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt announced the return of the nomadic Tuscaroras, and it was made in 1714. The...

 

Six Nations Peace Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens It is provided thus: It shall be the duty of all of the chiefs of The Great Law of Peace o...

 

The Possums Naked Tail

Submitted by John Kahionhes Fadden This legend is originally from among the people of the Cherokee Nation. It was gathered by Joseph Bruchac, and is...

 

Pictographs

Submitted by John Kahionhes Fadden Pictographic images existed throughout the Americas in many forms, reflecting different cultural groups. In the Southwest, images were pecked onto stone surfaces...

 

THE STORY OF THE PLEIADES

This story was recorded in a pamphlet, "The Seven Dancers," that was produced by Ray Fadden sometime during the late 1940s. Long ago a band of Mohawk...

 

Wolf Mark

Submitted by John Kahionhes Fadden Centuries ago there was a man famous among the Nations as a hunter and warrior. His name was Wolf Mark. He was a...

 

Tuscarora Taken In Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt has been called the Six Nations Brace Belt and records when the Tuscarora...

 

Why The Bear Clan Knows Medicine

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden One time an old man appeared at the edge of a village in ragged clothes, hungry and leaning on a cane. He...

 

Another Flying Head Story

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden A long time ago, when Flying Heads were more common, one zoomed into a Kanien'kehaka village looking for something...

 

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...

 

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