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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...

 

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...

 

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