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HISTORY OF THE CLANS

Originally submitted by NNATC Many thousands of years ago the population of the humans on the earth was very small. As years passed it increased considerably. Along with this increase many problems be...

 

TRADITIONAL NATIVE CORN & FOOD

Reprinted from Kakhwakon Cookbook Recipes, sponsored by Mohawk Indian Housing Corporation A BRIEF HISTORY OF CORN Ancient corn was began by Native Americans who developed the founding species. Two...

 

THANKSGIVING ADDRESS – OHENTON KARIHWATEHKWEN

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

 

THE FOUR WINDS

Reprinted from WORDS THAT COME BEFORE ALL ELSE Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee Task Force By Les Benedict Continued from last week SECTION II: WHY THE FOUR WINDS ARE HAVING TROUBLE...

 

THE FOUR WINDS

Reprinted from WORDS THAT COME BEFORE ALL ELSE Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee Task Force By Les Benedict Continued from last week SECTION II: WHY THE FOUR WINDS ARE HAVING TROUBLE...

 

THE FOUR WINDS

Reprinted from WORDS THAT COME BEFORE ALL ELSE Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee Task Force By Les Benedict Continued from last week Culturally The cultural significance of the Four...

 

THE FOUR WINDS

Reprinted from WORDS THAT COME BEFORE ALL ELSE Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee Task Force By Les Benedict Continued from last week Air Pollution Lead, for example, was used for decades...

 

THE FOUR WINDS

Reprinted from WORDS THAT COME BEFORE ALL ELSE Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee Task Force By Les Benedict The Four Winds carry with them another life essential, water. Water in the...

 

Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force

Reprinted from WORDS THAT COME BEFORE ALL ELSE by Les Benedict The Four Winds: We are all thankful to the powers we know as the Four Winds. We hear th...

 

MOHAWK FUNERAL RITUAL

Submitted by Doug - Kanentiio George The longhouse is divided into two sections: those who are grieving (family, friends, clan) sit to the north while those who are responding (the other clans) are...

 

THE DISCOVERY OF FIRE, A TRADITION

From the Legends of the Iroquois, by Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden) In olden times when a Mohawk boy had reached the age of 14 winters (years), it was customary for him to make a journey, accompanied by...

 

THE FIERCE BEAST

From the legends of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden) This story was told to me by De-ha-we-is-he-ie (David Hill), a Mohawk of Six Nations country, Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. In ancient days...

 

SA-GO-IA-NA-WA-SAI OUR GRANDFATHER

From the Legends of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden) After Sat-kon-se-ri-io, the Good Spirit, had created the creatures of the earth, he...

 

THUNDER BOY

This legend happened long ago on an island in the St. Lawrence River. The island is called by the Akwesasne Mohawks, Jo-ka-ta-ren-re, and lies opposite St. Regis Point on the St. Regis Reservation....

 

THE SEVEN DANCERS

By Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden) Many winters in the past, the Mohawk Nation (People of the Flint) were camped on the lake Keniatiio (pronounced Kahnyah-D...

 

SONG OF THE HERMIT THRUSH

Long ago the birds had no songs. Only man could sing and every morning man would greet the rising sun with a song. The birds, as they were flying by, would often stop and listen to the beautiful...

 

THE GIFT FROM THE GREAT SPIRIT

One day, an old man came to an Iroquois village. He appeared very tired and hungry. As he walked through the village, he looked above the doors of each house for the clan symbol. He came upon a house...

 

TRADITIONAL NATIVE CORN & FOOD

Continued from last week Reprinted from Kakhwakon Cookbook-Recipes, produced by Mohawk Indian Housing Corporation. ASH WATER Put 14 quarts of water in a canner pot of 21-quart size, 2/3 full. The...

 

TRADITIONAL NATIVE CORN & FOOD

Continued from last week Reprinted from Kakhwakon Cookbook Recipes, sponsored by Mohawk Indian Housing Corporation GREEN CORN During the last days of August, the corn will reach milk state. “Green...

 

TRADITIONAL NATIVE CORN & FOOD

From Kakhwakon Cookbook Recipes, sponsored by Mohawk Indian Housing Corporation Reprinted from Indian Time Vol. 27 #21-2009 A BRIEF HISTORY OF CORN Ancient corn was began by Native Americans who...

 

A MATRILINEAL SOCIETY: THE MOHAWKS

(Cultural Anthropology, Nancy Bonvillain Pearson, Education, Inc., 2006) From Vol. 27 # 20 The Mohawks were, and are, one of the member nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. Organized on kinship princi...

 

THE IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION THE GREAT BINDING LAW GAYANASHAGOWA

Continued from last week 109. At the funeral of a War Chief say: “Now we become reconciled as you start away. You were once a War Chief of the Five Nations’ Confederacy and the United People...

 

THE IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION THE GREAT BINDING LAW GAYANASHAGOWA

Continued from last week Religious Ceremonies Protected 100. It shall be the duty of the Lords of each brotherhood to confer at the approach of the time of the Midwinter Thanksgiving and to notify...

 

THE IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION THE GREAT BINDING LAW GAYANASHAGOWA

Continued from last week. 89. When the Lords of the Five Nations propose to meet in conference with a foreign nation with proposals for an acceptance of the Great Peace, large band of warriors shall...

 

THE IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION THE GREAT BINDING LAW GAYANASHAGOWA

Continued from last week 78. Whenever a foreign nation enters the Confederacy or accepts the Great Peace, the Five Nations and the foreign nation shall enter into an agreement and compact by which...

 

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