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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....

 

Tsi Ionteweienhstáhkhwa Iontstha'shón:'a

1. Iontkehtáhkhwa Backpack 2. Ahsonhtà:ke tsi iehiatónhkwa Board to write on 3. Tsi iehiatonhseraniiontáhkhwa Bulletin Board 4. Tkarohrókstha /...

 

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...

 

Tsi Iontoweienstahkhwaniónhkhwa Sontehnhotonkwanión:ko!

Seskehkó:wa September Sontehnhotón:ko It opened again Ne tsi iontoweienstáhkhwa The school Sontehnhotonkwanión:ko Many opened again Tsi...

 

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...

 

Sató:ri Ne Kà:sere! -5

101. Senienthará:ko! Unlock it! 102. Sehnhotón:ko! Open the door! 103. Satí:ta' ne kà:sere! Get in the car! 104. Sákien! Sit down! 105....

 

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...

 

Tsi Ní:ioht Enkató:ri Ne Kà:sere-4

77. Iekiéhstha ne kawistóhtha aohné:ka I am adding coolant (antifreeze) 78. Katkèn:se ne okahkwèn:ta tó: ní:kon káwera I am checking the tire...

 

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...

 

Tsi Ní:ioht Enkató:ri Ne Kà:sere-3

56. Tekhenréhstha I am beeping the horn 57. Kkwatákwas I am fixing it (example: mirror, seat) 58. Khará:tats tsi niio'taríhen...

 

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...

 

Tsi Ní:ioht Enkató:ri Ne Kà:sere-2

26. Skennén:'a katóries I am slowing down (driving slowly) 27. Ietékta's tsi iohahserén:ton I am stopping at light 28. Khahseró:tha ne tewani'ton...

 

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...

 

Tsi Ní:ioht Enkató:ri Ne Kà:sere-1

1. Átste wá:ke I go outside 2. Kenientharákwas I am unlocking it 3. Kié:nas ne óhsia I am grabbing the handle 4. Kehnhotónkwas I am opening it...

 

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...

 

Tsi Na'tekakhánion ne Kà:sere - 3

51. Onón:tsi kawistóhtha Coolant 52. Tekaristakahrhaténions Crankshaft 53. Karonware'shón:'a Wires 54. Iorista'nentákon kakahkwen'tahrhó:roks...

 

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...

 

Tsi Na'tekakhánion ne Kà:sere - 2

26. Teiehi'karotahrhókstha Gear shift 27. Ohì:kara Stick 28. Katshe'taié:nas Cup holder 29. Ietshe'totáhkhwa Cup holder 30. Ka'serehtanóhstha...

 

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...

 

Akwé:kon Ratiksa'tanó:ron

1. Ronakiohkowá:nen A big group of people 2. Ne Ahkwesahshró:non People of Ahkwesáhsne 3. Ohahà:ke rón:nete They are standing on the road 4. Tsi...

 

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...

 

Tsi Na'tekakhánion ne Kà:sere - 1

1. Kà:sere / Ka'seréhta Car 2. Kahnhóha Door 3. Kahnhotónkwa / Kahnhotonkwáhtshera Key 4. Óhsia Handle` 5. Otsísera / Tekatsiserá:ton Window...

 

THE IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION THE GREAT BINDING LAW GAYANASHAGOWA

Official Symbolism 60. A broad dark belt of wampum of thirty-eight rows, having a white heart in the center, on either side of which are two white squares all connected with the heart by white rows...

 

Tsi Niwahiò:tens

1. Ohónte niwahiò:ten It is a green berry 2. Onekwénhtara niwahiò:ten It is a red berry 3. Wahí:io It is a nice berry /nice fruit 4. Wahiáksen...

 

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