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Wahoniarésha'ne Ne A'nó:wara Tánon Wa'kató:ken'ne Tsi Kanontarákon Ne A'nó:wara – Part 4

91. Tahatakia'tatihéntho - He pulled himself 92. É:ren'k na'tethokierà:ton tsi wa'tharahsarónnion - His body is facing in different positions and...

 

THE LONGHOUSE

Longhouses are long and narrow bark covered houses that the Rotinonshonni (People of the Longhouse), also known as the Iroquois, lived in until the...

 

SKARONHIASE'KO:WA THE GREAT WHITE PINE TREE

Continued from last week… KARO:TA TREE TRUNK The trunk of the great white pine symbolizes the fifty chiefs of the Five, Nations. Together they draw on the nourishment of the roots; Peace...

 

Wahoniarésha'ne Ne A'nó:wara– Part 3

62. Kháre ki ó:nen wahrehià:ra'ne - Then now he remembered 63. Tsi tóka enhoianeráhsten ne ohnéhta aháhrho ne rahsi'tó:kon - That it will be...

 

SKARONHIASE'KO:WA THE GREAT WHITE PINE TREE

The Eastern White Pine Tree is symbolic of the Great Peace established by the Rotinonhson:ni nations. When the Peacemaker arrived in Iroquois territory he chose the pine tree as the symbol of the...

 

Wahoniarésha'ne Ne A'nó:wara – Part 2

31. Thí:ken otsi'tèn:'a tsi ní:ioht nè:'e ne tóka tontaionia'thá:ra'ne ká:ron tsi niió:re tsi ontatéhnhe'se ne aioiéshon - It was as if...

 

Chief Thunderwater

Source: By the Cleveland Historical Team Submitted by Doug George Oghema Niagara of the band Pishqua, tribe Osauckee of the Algonquin nation, was...

 

Wahoniarésha'ne Ne A'nó:wara Tánon Wa'kató:ken'ne Tsi Kanontarákon Ne A'nó:wara – Part 1

1. É:so iohsherá:ke tsi náhe - Many years ago 2. Tsi teionontó:ken iá:ken kowá:nen tkahrháhere - Between the mountain they say there was a big...

 

Oh Niiawèn:'en Ne Ohrió:ken Tsi Rothahonniánion - 5

1. Nè:'k tsi sénha raia'tahshnó:re ne Ohkwá:ri tsi nihaia'tò:ten nó:nen tetshkánere - But Bear was faster than he looked 2....

 

HANDSOME LAKE

In 1735 at the Seneca Indian town of Conawagus on the Genesee River there was born a Native boy who was later to become one of the greatest Native prophets and teachers of recent historical date....

 

Oh Niiawèn:'en Ne Ohrió:ken Tsi Rothahonniánion - 4

1. "Kí:ken Ohkwá:ri khiatehorihwarà:'on takarahkwíneken'ne" - "This Bear is silly , the sun came up" 2. "Kí:ken Ohkwá:ri roh...

 

SOME SOCIAL DANCES

Standing Quiver or Stomp Dance Watahtshero:ton The standing quiver or stomp dance is usually the first of any social dance in most communities throughout the Six Nations. It is a dance that gets ever...

 

Oh Niiawèn:'en Ne Ohrió:ken Tsi Rothahonniánion - 3

1. Kón:nehre akontkáhtho ónhka entkarihwaié:rite - They wanted to see who would be right 2. Ohkwá:ri káton athéhsa nikaia'tò:ten Aró:sen -...

 

ROTINONSHONNI WORLD VIEW

We are connected to a living earth and a spiritual universe. We have sacred duties to fulfill. We believe that all living things are spiritual beings. Spirits can be expressed as energy forms...

 

Oh Niiawèn:'en Ne Ohrió:ken Tsi Rothahonniánion - 2

1. Ohkwá:ri é:neken nonkwá:ti nahakié:ra'te tsi tkaráhkote - The bear turned to the west toward the sun 2. Tho nikahá:wi nó:nen ne karáhkwa...

 

Traditional Ceremonies

Throughout the year Mohawk people gather to give thanks for the constant return of gifts that the Creator has put here for us. Certain events take place at almost every ceremony. The first being the...

 

Oh Niiawèn:'en Ne Ohrió:ken Tsi Rothahonniánion – part 1

1. Sewenhnísera, wahón:nise - One day, a long time ago 2. Kanenna'kè:ne nikahá:wi - Fall time 3. Kí:ken ohkwá:ri átste rothahitáhkhe - This...

 

TEWA'A:RATON (THE CREATORS GAME) LACROSSE

The game of Lacrosse has been a mainstay among the Rotinonshonni. The first purpose of the game is spiritual. It is a medicine game to be played upon request of any individual, clan, nation or the...

 

Tewaterén:naien ne Karénhsa!

Onwá:ri Iakoia'tatokénhti - Holy Mary Wahonwatiri'wanón:tonhse ne áhsen nihá:ti ratiksa'okòn:'a - She did ask the 3 children Ne Fatima nón:we...

 

IAKOIA:NE CLAN MOTHER

In the Mohawk Nation there are nine Kontiianehson. They are the head women of a large extended family within each clan. They are the women who are referred to as Clan Mothers. The Kotiianehson are...

 

Tsi Nahò:ten Enwá:ton Enhsaterihwahténkia'te

1. Tsi Nahò:ten - What 2. Enwa:ton enhsaterihwahténkia'te - You can do 3. Tsi nikarì:wes - For the length of time 4. Entá:on'k kanónhskon tánon...

 

Dating the Iroquois Confederacy

By Bruce E. Johnson Akwesasne Notes, Vol. 1 #3 & #4 Continued from last week Mann and Fields also make their case with archaeological evidence. The rise in interpersonal violence that predated the...

 

Wa'thontóhetste Tékeni Iawén:re Tsi Kahiá:ton

1. Kwáh ken'nihá:ti - Many of them 2. Ne onkonkwe'ta'shòn:'a - The people 3. Ronteweiénstha - They are students 4. Ón:wa iohseratákie - This...

 

Dating the Iroquois Confederacy

By Bruce E. Johnson Akwesasne Notes, Vol. 1 #3 & #4 The Rotinonshonni (Iroquois) Confederacy, one of the world’s oldest democracies, is at least three centuries older than precious estimates, accord...

 

ATFE Taionkhinenhawíhon

Ahkwesáhshne Place where the partridge live Rontonhwentsianónhnha They care for the earth ATFE ronwatí:ia'ts Their names are ATFE...

 

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