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Origin of the Four Sacred Ceremonies

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week Ceremonies of Midwinter, the time when all things are new again, will...

 

Origin of the Four Sacred Ceremonies

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College Before the time of the Peacemaker and Hiawatha, and at a time when the Onkwehonwe were without...

 

The Origin of Man

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College When Teharonhiawako created all the waters, plants, trees and animals of the world, he decided...

 

THE CREATION STORY

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College Continued from last week When the time came for them to be born, she gave birth to twin sons. The...

 

THE CREATION STORY

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College The Story comes from the earliest time in our Language - a time when our language, symbols,...

 

Ohenton Karihwatehkwen

Whenever people come together, words are said; good words of greetings and acknowledgment are said. First we acknowledge each other. We thank the Creator for allowing us to meet here today safely....

 

Oseedah, the Rabbit Gambler

Continued from last week “Come home with me,” he said. “I have plenty of live mice in my house and I have two fine wives to prepare them for you.” So Sayno went to Oseedah’s house and sat...

 

Oseedah, the Rabbit Gambler

There is something about Oseedah that makes one wonder where his courage went, nephew. Wah! he has no courage at all, yet, my nephew, he has long ears and a short tail. Ho ho! It may be that you...

 

How the Rabbit's Lip Was Split

Continued from last week “But I want it,” insisted Rabbit. “Well, that being the case, you can have one of my treasure bags,” answered Fox. “I’d rather not part with it, though....

 

How the Rabbit's Lip Was Split

NON-GWAT-GWA, the Fox, knew where all the world’s mysteries were hidden, for Fox was clever. When Ra-wen-io, the Masterful One, was roaming the earth making it beautiful, Fox came to the house of...

 

The Woeful Tale of Long Tail Rabbit and Long Tail Lynx

Continued from last week While Rabbit Boy was scampering about and weeping over his lost tail, Old Fox called down. “Hi,” he said, “want to get out?” “True guess,” answered Little Lynx....

 

The Woeful Tale of Long Tail Rabbit and Long Tail Lynx

Bear had a long tail, Woodchuck had a long tail, and even Deer had a long tail once. So did Panther and his cousin, Lynx, but only Panther kept his. Rabbit had a long tail once, and because he...

 

Why Ted-oh, the Woodchuck, Climbs a Tree

As every boy knows, Ted-oh, the woodchuck, climbs a tree when the Hot Moon blisters the grass. Did you ever hear why he does this? Well, it’s a long story, but it must be true because the Jungies...

 

Wink, the Lazy Bird, and the Red Fox

Continued from last week Wink resolved to watch for Fox and follow him into the woods to find what treasure he had concealed in his den. Wink crept cautiously into the woods and along a ridge of...

 

Wink, the Lazy Bird, and the Red Fox

The old folk say that there was once a lazy bird called Chewink–Wink for short. It may be true, nephew, that he was lazy, but Wink said it wasn’t that at all. He said that he was only tired all...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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