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Raccoon and the Three Roasting Geese

Continued from last week “Saa-nee-haa, saa-nee-haa,” creaked the limbs, which made Raccoon think they were calling out, “Don’t do that!” So Raccoon scampered up the tree and ran to the...

 

I Am Voting

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Raccoon and the Three Roasting Geese

Who shall say that fox is not angry when tricked? No wise man would say that. It so happened that Fox was angry at Raccoon for cheating him in a swapping match which made Fox vow to get even. Well, Fo...

 

How Fox and Raccoon Tricked One Another

…continued from last week Oh, how he did fight those hornets! He slew hundreds of them after they had stung him, but none before. Raccoon roared and chattered and scolded and cried like a puppy...

 

Kariwi:io (Good Mind) Ceremony

The Ceremonial Fires throughout the Haudenosaunee Confederacy will come together on September 30, 2018 to put through the Kariwi:io Ceremony for the leadership and people of Akwesasne. This will...

 

How Fox and Raccoon Tricked One Another

It is said by the wise men of old, my nephew, that Non-gwat-gwa, the Fox and Joeagah, the Raccoon, once played tricks on each other, which made them enemies for life. It was all an affair over swampin...

 

Canning Tomatoes

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How the Wood Duck Got His Red Eyes and Sojy Had His Coat Spoiled

…continued from last week Wood Duck told the story and said that except for him, all the others were blind. “Too bad,” answered Old Man Autumn. Then he said to all the ducks, “Tell you what I...

 

They Raised Money

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How the Wood Duck Got His Red Eyes and Sojy Had His Coat Spoiled

YO HO, NEPHEW! DUCKS, DUCKS, ALL KINDS of ducks! Long ago, before there were any human people in the world, it was full of ducks—all kinds of ducks, but they were all one color. There was one...

 

Skunny Wundy Tricks Old Fox

…continued from last week “How’d you know that?” snarled Fox. “Nobody knows that name except me. But you can’t catch me even if you do know it.” “Well, I do win,” laughed Better-Gues...

 

Green Corn Words

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Skunny Wundy Tricks Old Fox

In the dim long ago, before red people came to the world, there was a great forest and a mighty river. In this forest were mountains, and in the mountains were mysterious caves, deep and dark. Here...

 

Chicken Words

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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...

 

Traditional Cornbread

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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

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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...

 

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