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OHSTAWA' – RATTLE The regular horn rattle is used to complement the water drum. There is a modern evolution of the rattle used today. The first ratt...

 

Atsherónnia

1. Ateniión:ta Apron 2. Atenentsháhnha (Atenentshahnhà:tshera) - Armband 3. Teiontenon'warahnhákstha (Atenon'waráhnha) - Bandana 4....

 

AKWESASNE MOHAWK SOCIAL DANCES

Reprinted with permission by the Native North American Travelling College Continued from last week Kana'tsio:wi The Water Drum The Creator has given...

 

Tsi Nikahá:wi Tetewatenonhwará:tons

1. Teiontenonhwaratónhkhwa awenhnísera. - Thanksgiving day 2. Enkekhwá:ren - I will have a feast 3. Kekhón:nis tsi nahò:ten wetewaienthó:ko - I...

 

AKWESASNE MOHAWK SOCIAL DANCES

Reprinted with permission by the Native North American Travelling College HOW TO HAVE A SOCIAL DANCE 1. You need a speaker to do the Opening Thanksgiving Address, or Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen 2. You... Full story

 

Wathró:ris tsi oià:ta

29. Tewakatenonhwè:rhonte - I am hairy 30. Skenekwá:ti - I am left handed 31. Tewakatenakwatihá:ton - I am left handed 32. Wakeniá:kon - I am...

 

GREAT LAW OF PEACE/ KAIENERAKOWA

Continued from last week Election Members of the Grand Council Wampum 54. When a (Chief Statesmanship) title becomes vacant through death or other cause, the Royaneh women of the clan in which the...

 

Wathró:ris tsi oià:ta

1. _____ na'tewakohseriiá:kon - Age: I am __ yrs old 2. _____ nitewákien - Age: I am __ yrs old 3. Kken'tstarakè:tote - I am bald 4....

 

GREAT LAW OF PEACE/KAIENERAKOWA

Their hearts shall be full of peace and goodwill and their minds filled with a yearning for the welfare of the people of the Confederacy. With endless patience they shall carry out their duty and... Full story

 

Wathró:ris tewaià:takon

1. O'kó:tara - Achilles Tendon (heel) 2. Katsinonhiáhtakwe'ní:io - Artery 3. Ononwakéntstha - Bladder 4. Onekwénhsa - Blood 5. Onekwénhsa aotón...

 

"THE BIRTH OF FRONTIER DEMOCRACY FROM AN EAGLE'S EYE VIEW: THE GREAT LAW OF PEACE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"

Continued from last week APPORTIONMENT OF CHIEF STATESMEN (The number of Chief Statesmen was set by the Peacemaker, not apportioned by population. No direct taxes existed. Slavery was illegal. The...

 

Tsi Niiontkonwarò:roks

1. Tsi niiotkonwarò:roks aowenna'shón:'a - Halloween words 2. Kenténha Áhsen niwáhsen énska - October 31 3. Iakokianehrónstha = Haunted 4....

 

"THE BIRTH OF FRONTIER DEMOCRACY FROM AN EAGLE'S EYE VIEW: THE GREAT LAW OF PEACE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"

Continued from last week Over 200 years ago an Onondaga Chief advised Benjamin Franklin and other colonial representatives saying, “Our wise forefather established Union and Amity…this made us...

 

Oià:ta

77. Ohnià:sa - Neck (front) 78. Onià:kwa - Neck, front/throat 79. Oniá:ra - Neck, nape (back) of neck 80. Oniahká:ra - Neck, nape (back) of neck...

 

"THE BIRTH OF FRONTIER DEMOCRACY FROM AN EAGLE'S EYE VIEW: THE GREAT LAW OF PEACE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITES STATES OF AMERICA"

BY GREGORY SCHAAF, PH.D. From the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the opportunity to create and to establish a new government...

 

Oià:ta

51. Okèn:kwara - Forehead, lower 52. Okèn:tstara - Forehead, upper 53. O'nekà:ta - Groin 54. Oiénhta - Gums 55. Onónhkwis / Ononhkwísera - Hair...

 

ROTINONSHONNI CLOTHING CON'T

1900’s to Modern Times The 20th century demonstrates the continuing evolution of clothing styles here at Akwesasne and other native communities in the region. We must differentiate, of course,...

 

Oià:ta

26. Ohranénhsa - Cheekbone (apple of cheek) 27. Otskwè:na - Chest 28. O'rhió:tsha - Chin 29. Onò:tsia - Dentures 30. Ohónhsa - Ear, inner 31....

 

ROTINONSHONNI CLOTHING CON'T

1770’S The trend of hybrid native/colonial clothing continued through the 18th century. Increasing interaction with European traders meant more transfusion of culture going both ways. Glass and...

 

Oià:ta

1. Ohshionhòn:ta - Abdomen (inside) 2. Onekwèn:ta - Abdomen (outside) 3. Onià:kwa - Adam's apple 4. Ohsinekò:ta - Ankle 5. Onéntsha - Arm 6....

 

ROTINONSHONNI CLOTHING

By Darren Bonaparte and Michael Galban From Indian Time supplement The Rontinonshonni-People of the Longhouse 1500s & 1600s Before European contact, Mohawk clothi8ng was made of animal hides like...

 

Akhwá:tsire

51. Kiakenì:teron - Partner, my (we live together) 52. Iakiatátenonhkwe - Relative, my 53. Iakwatátenonhkwe - Relatives, my 54. Iakiatate'kèn:'a...

 

GRAND COUNCIL OF THE ROTINONSHONNI

Grand Council meetings of the Iroquois Confederacy are held for serious matters, which affect all of the member nations: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora. Before an issue can be...

 

Akhwá:tsire

31. Rakhsenná:wi - God-father, my 32. Ionkhsenná:wi - God-mother, my 33. Rihsenná:wi - God-son, my 34. Khehsennawíhon - God-sons, my or my...

 

Beading and Basketry

Taken from Indian Time’s The Rontinonshonni supplement Reprinted with permission from Iroquois Indian Museum For more than 4000 years, beads and beadwork have served the people of the Rotinonshonni...

 

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