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THE COVENANT CHAIN

Continued from last week… It was not only with the British that the Haudenosaunee had planted trees of peace. When Otrewati of the Onondagas spoke to governor de la Barre (Onontio or...

 

Onkwehón:we Raonenhnísera

1. Ohiarí:ha 21, 2022 shiiohseratákie June 21, 2022 was the date 2. St. Francis konwá:ia'ts tsi ononhsatokenhtì:ke St. Francis Church 3. Father Ke...

 

THE COVENANT CHAIN

Continued from last week… The Silver Covenant Chain, the emblem of the relationship between the Haudenosaunee and the Crown, contains many of the elements of the Kayanerekowa. Even in its...

 

Ka'nihsera Rawén:tawen Karihwanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwen

1. Ká'k kénh nón:we iehséhtha ne ka'níhsera rawén:tawen? Did you go anywhere on Father's Day? 2. Hén, kheio'okòn:'a wa'onkhón:karon tsi...

 

THE COVENANT CHAIN

On behalf of the British Crown, Sir William Johnson described and renewed the Covenant Chain in council with the Haudenosaunee on several separate occasions. On April 25, 1748, he spoke to the...

 

Otsi'nonwa'shòn:'a Karihwanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwen

1. Íhsehre kénh sénha é:so katsi'nonwanákeren ón:wa iohserá:te tsi ní:ioht ne tóhkara niiohserá:ke tsi náhe? Do you think there are more...

 

THE COVENANT CHAIN

The sailing ship that was the symbol of the British in the Two Row Wampum is also an essential element of the Silver Covenant Chain. It is that ship which was being tied to the Confederacy, first by...

 

Tewatsirókwas

1. Wa'ontikè:tohte ne tewatsirókwas The fireflies are out 2. O'nó:wa teskonkié:rens iotiia'tahnhètska They are beetles with a soft body 3. Nó:ne...

 

HAUDENOSAUNEE WAMPUM BELTS, SILVER CHAINS AND TREATIES

Continued from last week. Some very early documents indicate that the visitors would come along the path, singing their songs of peace, and carrying their pipe with them. Later councils, too, could be...

 

A'nó:wara Wani'nhónhsos

1. Onhwentsiakwé:kon A'nó:wara Awenhnísera Onerahtókha 23, 2022. World Turtle Day was May 23, 2022 2. A'nó:wara tsi iohnhonwá:taien tánon...

 

HAUDENOSAUNEE WAMPUM BELTS, SILVER CHAINS AND TREATIES

Continued from last week. The individual councils, which have been described as treaties had well-defined processes. They can be described and documented, as can the fact that the British understood,...

 

Wahonhrióhkawine

1. Kí:ken onkiahia'kserò:kten This past weekend 2. Shiwentákta Last Saturday 3. Kaié:ri niwáhsen kióhton nihatíhne ratiksa'okòn:'a...

 

HAUDENOSAUNEE WAMPUM BELTS, SILVER CHAIN AND TREATIES

Continued from last week. As an example of a European leader unfamiliar with Haudenosaunee practices, there is the confrontation between Lieutenant Governor Simcoe and Thayendenegea (Joseph Brant) at...

 

Tsi Teiontska'hónhkhwa Karihwanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwen

1. Ka'k kénh nón:we iesenónhne kí:ken onkiahia'kserò:kten? Did you go anywhere this weekend? 2. Hen, wakiaken'én:ne, tewaka'tska'hon'nónhne....

 

HAUDENOSAUNEE WAMPUM BELTS, SILVER CHAIN AND TREATIES

Continued from last week Just as the councils and procedures of the Confederacy adapted and raised clan and village ways to the level of dealings between the nations of the Haudenaunee, those same pra...

 

Ka'nisténhsera Akowén:tawen Karihwanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwen

1. Ka'k kénh nón:we iehséhtha ne Kanisténhsera akawenhnísera? Did you go anywhere on Mother's day? 2. Hén, kheio'okòn:'a wa'onkhón:karon tsi t...

 

HAUDENOSAUNEE WAMPUM BELTS, SILVER CHAIN AND THE TREATIES

(Originally published in April 2010) Now that we understand the framework within which the Haudenosaunee lived and within which their laws operated, we can examine their relations with other nations....

 

Kakwitè:ne Nikahá:wi Karihwanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwen

31. W ahsenenharò:roke kénh kí:ken onkiahia'kserò:kten? Did you pick up seeds this weekend? 32. H én, na'tekanénhake wa'tkehkwánion Yes, I...

 

THE MESSAGE OF THE KAYANEREKOWA

Continued from last week. THE HIAWATHA WAMPUM: From what we know…the Indians had a tradition of law and the Iroquois are our surviving example of it. The Iroquois possessed a tradition of law, and...

 

Kakwitè:ne Nikahá:wi Karihwanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwen

1. Ka'nón:we wa'tehsatháhahkwe? Where did you walk? 2. Kanakerahtsherakè:ron tsi ionten'nikonhroria'táhkhwa ionthahita'áhstha wa'tkatháhahkwe I...

 

THE MESSAGE OF THE KAYANEREKOWA

Continued from last week That people…have however a Piece of Civility peculiar to themselves: for a Man would be accounted very impertinent, if he contradicted anything that was said in their...

 

ATFE Enionkhinenhawíhon Entákta Táwe

1. ATFE ronwatí:ia'ts Their names are ATFE 2. Shakotinenhá:wis ne Ahkwesahshró:non They give seeds to the people of Ahkwesasne 3. Ón:wa...

 

THE MESSAGE OF THE KAYANEREKOWA

Continued from last week THE PRODUCER OF COUNCIL The Council is divided into three parts. The Chiefs of each of the Original Five Nations sit in their own circles, since their decision on any matter...

 

Kakwitè:ne Nikahá:wi

1. Á:ienhre akwé:kon ne onhwentsià:ke á:se ensewá:ton nó:nen kakwitè:ne nikahá:wi. It looks like all the earth is renewed in spring time 2....

 

THE MESSAGE OF THE KAYANEREKOWA

THE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ROTIIANESON The events of 1990 in Akwesasne, Kahnawake and Kanesatake added to the debate about “warriors” and “war chiefs”. One side maintains that...

 

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