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An Iroquoian Story of Creation

This rendition of the Iroquoian Creation story was compiled by Anataras (Alan Brant) from Tyendinaga. And again, they say, as far as our stories and legends or myths or whatever you want to call...

 

Wa'kiakwatenonhwará:ton Karihwanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwen

1. Tsiahià:ksera iotohétston Last week 2. Sha'tekohséhne wa'kiakwatenonhwará:ton We did give greetings and thanks at Midwinter 3....

 

The Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794

Continued from last week. The text of the treaty continued: Note: It is clearly understood by the parties to this treaty, that the annuity, stipulated in the sixth article, is to be applied to the...

 

Sha'tekohséhne Teniakwatenonhwará:ton

1. Ón:wa iohia'kseratákie This week along 2. Sha'tekohséhne Midwinter 3. Teniakwatenonhwará:ton We will give greetings 4. Ahsénhaton...

 

The Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794

Continued from last week. Article 6: In consideration of the peace and friendship hereby, established, and of the engagements entered into by the Six Nations; and the United States desire with...

 

Son'wéskwani kénh ne akohserà:ke Nikahá:wi?

1. Oh nahò:ten son'wéskwani ne akohserà:ke nikahá:wi? What do you enjoy doing in winter? 2. Wakon'wéskwani takato'tsinehtsherón:ten I enjoy ice...

 

The Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794

Continued from last week. The terms of Article 4 are deliberately opaque. Pickering, in his report to Secretary of war Alexander Knox, explained why: …the chiefs were desirous of a fresh...

 

Sha'onkwá:shwahse

1. Iaótehkwe It was windy 2. Kawera'sátstehkwe The wind was strong 3. Wa'owisón:ti It was sleeting 4. Owisóhskon ne okwire'shòn:'a The trees...

 

THANKSGIVING ADDRESS

We direct our attention to the Life Forces on Mother Earth; to the waters, which quenches our thirst and provides for the well-being and the strength of plant life; to the animals, who provide us...

 

Akohserà:ke Nikahá:wi Owenna'shón:'a

1. Kewístos I am cold 2. Tewako'tsískwas I am slipping 3. Wa'kia'kié:nen'ne I fell down 4. Wa'kitskó:tane I fell on my butt 5. Í:iah...

 

The Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794

Continued from last week Article 2: The United States acknowledges the lands reserved to the Oneida, Onondaga and Cayuga Nations, in their respective treaties with the State of New York and called the...

 

Rotón:ni Nikahá:wi Aó:wen Wa'katekhwahrá:ne

1. Rotón:ni nikahá:wi aó:wen wa'katekhwahrá:ne I am going to a Christmas party 2. Kakia'tahserón:nis I am getting dressed up 3. Kakia'karóntha I...

 

The Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794

Continued from last week. Brothers You have attended this treaty a long time the articles which we have signed we hope you fully understand now as we have shown them to you we would wish to know your...

 

Katenen'tahserón:ni Ne Rotón:ni Nikahá:wi

1. Katenen'tahserón:ni I am decorating a pine tree 2. Ne Rotón:ni nikahá:wi At Christmas time 3. Í:iah teiónhnhe katenen'tó:tens I am putting...

 

The Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794

Continued from last week. The Third day of the Council, November 4, 1794, Red Jacket continued: Brother - We the Sachems of the Six Nations will now tell you our minds, the business of this treaty is...

 

Enhonwatiia'tarónnion Ne Satshenen'okón:'a

1. Ne Ahkwesáhshne Katshé:nen Aotikióhkwa The Akwesasne Animal Society 2. Nè:'e ne ó:ia enhshonterihwahténkia'te enhonwatiia'tarónnion ne...

 

The Treaty Of Canandaigua, 1794

Continued from last week (United States Library of Congress, Indian Affairs Papers) On September 27, 1794, Pickering wrote: Two runners arrived the day before from Buffalo Creek with a message urging...

 

Tsi Nikahá:wi Tetewatenonhwará:tons Karihwanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwas

1. Satateweiennentà:'on kénh ne tsi nikahá:wi tetewatenonhwará:tons? Are you ready for Thanksgiving? 2. Hén, wakatateweiennentà:'on Yes, I am...

 

The Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794

Continued from last week The actions of New York State, which continued to obtain Haudenosaunee lands through fraud and trickery, combined with the treaties forced on the confederate nations by the Un...

 

Tenkonwanáwe'ehste Ne Katshenen'okòn:'a

1. Iakorióhtha kahnhratarí:nes aó:wen tenkonwanáwe'ehste ne katshenen'okòn:'a She will give rabies vaccinations to pets 2. Katshé:nen...

 

The Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794

Continued from last week A significant part of the history and culture of the Haudenosaunee and Indians of the United States is the treaty. In last few week’s cultural corner you learned just what i...

 

Enkién:tho ne Iokháhon

1. Kiénthos ne iokháhon I am planting garlic 2. Iokhahon'kó:wa A big garlic 3. Kara'kenhtsheróhskon niwahsokò:ten It is all white 4. Karà:ken...

 

What is a "Treaty"?

Continued from last week A report of the Lords of Trade was read in Council at the Court of St. James, November 23, 1761. It states: That it is as unnecessary as it would be tedious to enter into a...

 

Wahihsá:rine ne Akitshénen È:rhar

1. Wahihsá:rine ne akitshé:nen è:rhar I walked him, my pet dog 2. Wakhsá:rine ne akitshé:nen è:rhar I walked it (female), my pet dog 3. Ne...

 

Legend of the Three Sisters

Once upon a time very long ago, there were three sisters who lived together in a field. These sisters were quite different from one another in their size and also in their way of dressing. One of the...

 

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