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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...

 

Hiawatha and Atotarhoh

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College At the same time the Peacemaker was delivering the message of Peace and Brotherhood to the Mohawk...

 

The Peacemaker Offers The Law Of Peace To The Flint Nation

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College When the hunters returned to the Village of the Mohawk Nation, they told of the Messenger who was...

 

The Peacemaker Meets Tekarihoken

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College As the Peacemaker continued on his journey towards the Flint (Mohawk Nation), he came upon the lodg...

 

The Messenger of Peace

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College The Peacemaker crossed Lake Ontario and approached the land of the Hotinonshonni. He looked for...

 

The Birth of the Peacemaker

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College It happened at a place called “Kanienkeh” a long time ago. A boy was born in a Huron Village...

 

Teharonhiawako Meets "Hadoui"

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College Teharonhiawako came to a spot that was open and found a being sitting there on a rock, looking into...

 

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