IroquoisEthnography

IroquoisEthnography - History and Ethnography Haudenosaunee...

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History and Ethnography Haudenosaunee Haudenosaunee: People of the Longhouse. Finger Lakes Region Iroquoian speakers: common historical origin in 1000 AD. French called them Iroquois Five Nations: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca Established (from East to West) AD 950- 1450 Governed by a Grand Council of 50 sachems Wampum belts from the purple quahog League Established: The Great Peacemaker Deganawideh and Aiionwatha brought a message of peace to warring tribes. Tadodaho finally agreed to peace and became spiritual leader at Onondaga. Still, spiritual leader called Onondaga. Tree of peace (below it are the weapons of war) and the great eagle Origin Story: Ancient times: woman falls from sky to become mother of Creation. Land forms as Turtle Island. Twins are born, representin good and bad mind. Bad twin kills mother and she becomes Corn Woman. Good twin creates human beings. 9 clans. Land, Air Water Water: turtle, beaver and eel Land: Deer, wolf and bear Air: Hawk, heron and snipe
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