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The Rotinonshonni: A Traditional Iroquoian History Through the Eyes of Teharonhia:Wako and Sawiskera

Brian Rice
Format
Book
Published
Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Series
The Iroquois and their neighbors
Iroquois and their neighbors
ISBN
9780815610212 (cloth : alk. paper), 0815610211 (cloth : alk. paper)
Summary
"In this book, Rice offers a comprehensive history based on the oral traditions of the Rotinonshonni Longhouse People, also known as the Iroquois. Drawing upon J. N. B. Hewitt's translation and the oral presentations of Cayuga Elder Jacob Thomas, Rice records the Iroquois creation story, the origin of Iroquois clans, the Great Law of Peace, the European invasion, and the life of Handsome Lake. As a participant in a 700-mile walk following the story of the Peacemaker who confederated the original five warring nations that became the Rotinonshonni, Rice traces the historic sites located in what are now known as the Mississippi River Valley, Upstate New York, southern Quebec, and Ontario. The Rotinonshonni creates from oral traditions a history that informs the reader about events that happened in the past and how those events have shaped and are still shaping Rotinonshonni society today."--Publisher's website.
Contents
  • The creation story
  • The clan system and the migration of the Rotinonshonni to their traditional territory
  • The Kayeneren:kowa (Great Way of Peace)
  • Sawiskera gains control
  • The Kari:wio of Skanyiatar:io.
Description
xi, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-328).
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