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"THE MESSAGE OF KARIWIIO"

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College One day that spring when his daughter’s husband was planting in their garden and she was sitting...

 

"THE MESSAGE OF KARIWIIO"

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College The day begins with an open address to Sonkwaiatison. A speaker has been appointed as well as a sub...

 

THE GREAT LAW

Duties Of Faithkeepers 108TH WAMPUM The rites and funerals of each nation shall remain undisturbed and shall continue as before, because they were given by the people of old times as useful and...

 

THE GREAT LAW

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College Address for Funeral of an Infant or Young Woman 104TH WAMPUM You were a tender baby and gladdened...

 

THE GREAT LAW

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College ADDRESS FOR FUNERAL OF A YOUNG MAN 102ND WAMPUM In the beginning of your life, you are taken away....

 

THE GREAT LAW

THE PEOPLE 96TH WAMPUM Whenever a very important matter or an emergency is presented to the Council of the League and the matter affects the entire Ho...

 

THE GREAT LAW

Continued from last issue WHEN HOSTILE INDIANS THREATEN THE GREAT PEACE LAW 91ST WAMPUM When the Council of the League wished the establishment of the Kaianerekowa (Great Law) between people of an out...

 

THE GREAT LAW

...continued from last issue ADOPTION LAWS 80TH WAMPUM The father of a child of great beauty, learning ability or specially loved because of some circumstances at the will of the child’s clan, can...

 

THE GREAT LAW

…continued from last week 71ST WAMPUM A bunch of wampum with a span of three hands long, the upper half white and the lower half black symbolizes that the men have formed themselves into one head, o...

 

THE GREAT LAW

…continued from last week 62ND WAMPUM If an entire family holding the title of Sachem should become extinct the Sachems of the Hotinonshonni will take the title and give it to a sister clan and...

 

THE GREAT LAW

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week ADDRESS FOR FUNERAL OF A WARRIOR 50TH WAMPUM We are of one mind as you...

 

THE GREAT LAW

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week 47TH WAMPUM There will be one Clan Warrior in each of the Five...

 

THE GREAT LAW

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week REMOVAL OF THE SACHEMS 35TH WAMPUM Should any Sachem of the Hotinonshon...

 

THE FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week 29th WAMPUM If a...

 

THE FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week 20th WAMPUM The following will be the procedure used by the legislative...

 

The Great Law

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week 17th WAMPUM Whenever the Sachems gather to hold Council, the Onondaga...

 

THE GREAT LAW

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College ...continued from last week...

 

THE GREAT LAW

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College The Functions of The Council 7th WAMPUM The...

 

The Establishment Of The Kaianerekowa (Great law)

The Peacemaker asked the Mohawk Chiefs to call a council. Messengers were sent out among the Mohawk people and the meeting began with the Peacemaker stating, “I, with agreement from Hiawatha, wish...

 

Hiawatha Meets The Peacemaker

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from Vol. 37 # 16 (April 25, 2019 edition) As the Peacemaker addressed Hiawatha, he...

 

The Story of John Saiowisakeron Fire

Before there was an elected system of governance in Akwesasne, the community was governed by Community Life Chiefs. These Life Chiefs were known as the Rotinonkwiseres, which means “They Have Long...

 

Hiawatha Meets The Peacemaker

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College Hiawatha had lost his family of seven daughters. It was truly a great loss, and he was very...

 

Words of Condolence

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College The seventh morning, he continued his journey and turned south again. Late that evening, he came...

 

The Story of Lacrosse

Story courtesy of Emily Tarbell As we start a new lacrosse season, we print this story as a reminder to the players, coaches and fans. Our Grandfathers told us many stories that would relate to...

 

Hiawatha and Atotarhoh

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week His grief was so deep that he resolved to leave the Onondaga Nation...

 

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