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  • Two-Row Wampum Belt (Guswhenta or Kaswhenta)
    ImageObject       Image of Two Row Wampum repatriated from the Museum of the American Indian in New York City. The Two Row Wampum records the agreement made in 1613 in upstate New York between the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch government. This belt represents the first peace treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Europeans ...
    ImageObject     Image of Two Row Wampum repatriated from the Museum of the American Indian in New York City. The Two Row Wampum records the agreement made in 1613 in upstate New ...
  • "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks"
    Text       "Mohawk translation of the song "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks."
    Text     "Mohawk translation of the song "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks."
  • Two Row (or Two Paths) Wampum Belt
    ImageObject       Image of Wampum belt given by Grand River Chiefs to John Brant, a version of the Guswhenta or Kaswhenta, Mohawk Covenant Belt.
    ImageObject     Image of Wampum belt given by Grand River Chiefs to John Brant, a version of the Guswhenta or Kaswhenta, Mohawk Covenant Belt.
  • Image of the Great Britain - Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain Belt (Alliance Belt).
    ImageObject       Image of the Great Britain Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain Belt (Alliance Belt). This belt uses the symbolism commonly used in Haudenosaunee belt making. Nations are usually symbolized with squares. Here in this belt, there are two squares at the end of the belt representing two nations. A vertical line running the ...
    ImageObject     Image of the Great Britain Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain Belt (Alliance Belt). This belt uses the symbolism commonly used in Haudenosaunee belt making. Nations are usually symbolized with squares. Here in ...
  • "At the Cross"
    Text       Mohawk translation of the song "At the Cross."
    Text     Mohawk translation of the song "At the Cross."
  • "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"
    Text       Original version and Mohawk translation of the song "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross."
    Text     Original version and Mohawk translation of the song "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross."
  • Delawares Found Sanctuary With Their Long-Time Iroquois Enemies
    Text       Article discussing the history of the Delawares and the Six Nations. Ultimately, many of the Delaware people ended up residing in Six Nations Territories, even though the Delaware and Iroquois had been enemies.
    Text     Article discussing the history of the Delawares and the Six Nations. Ultimately, many of the Delaware people ended up residing in Six Nations Territories, even though the Delaware and Iroquois ...
  • "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"
    Text       Original version and Mohawk translation of the song "Hark the Herald Angels Sing."
    Text     Original version and Mohawk translation of the song "Hark the Herald Angels Sing."
  • The Friendship Belt (Tehontatenentsonterontahkhwa)
    ImageObject       Image of The Friendship Belt, representing the Covenant Chain. This belt was associated with a treaty made with Lt. Governor William Denny of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Crown in 1757. The common symbol of peace and unity in wampum diplomacy is two figures holding hands, or interlocking their arms, ...
    ImageObject     Image of The Friendship Belt, representing the Covenant Chain. This belt was associated with a treaty made with Lt. Governor William Denny of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Crown in ...
  • "O For a Closer Walk with God"
    Text       Original version and Mohawk translation of the song "O For a Closer Walk With God."
    Text     Original version and Mohawk translation of the song "O For a Closer Walk With God."
  • "Echoes of the Past"
    ImageText       To view this document, please contact SNPL in regard to item SNPL004162v00d.
    ImageText     To view this document, please contact SNPL in regard to item SNPL004162v00d.
  • "Saponi-Tutelo Among the Iroquois"
    Text       If you wish to view this document, please contact the SNPL in regards to item SNPL004247v00d....
    Text     If you wish to view this document, please contact the SNPL in regards to item SNPL004247v00d....
  • 1794 Canandaigua Treaty belt (George Washington Belt)
    ImageObject       The 1794 Canandaigua Treaty belt. This belt is 6 feet long and composed of thirteen figures holding hands connected to two figures and a house. The 13 figures represent the 13 States of the newly formed United States of America. The two figures and the house symbolize the Haudenosaunee. The ...
    ImageObject     The 1794 Canandaigua Treaty belt. This belt is 6 feet long and composed of thirteen figures holding hands connected to two figures and a house. The 13 figures represent the ...
  • "The Correspondence of the Honourable Peter Russell Vol.III 1798-1799"
    ImageText       To view this document, please contact SNPL in regard to item SNPL004309v00d.
    ImageText     To view this document, please contact SNPL in regard to item SNPL004309v00d.
  • Portrait of Major John Norton
    Image       Image of Painting of John Norton (Teyoninhokarawen), portrait probably painted by Solomon Williams around 1804. The combination of Iroquois and Mohawk clothing worn by Norton in this portrait reflects both his own dual heritage and the ongoing cultural exchange between First Peoples and Europeans. This portrait was painted in England ...
    Image     Image of Painting of John Norton (Teyoninhokarawen), portrait probably painted by Solomon Williams around 1804. The combination of Iroquois and Mohawk clothing worn by Norton in this portrait reflects both ...
  • Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen
    Image       Image of Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen, Oil on canvas. 30 x 25 in. by Mather Brown (1761-1831). The mixed blood son of a Cherokee father and Scottish mother, Norton was born in Scotland around 1770. Norton was especially inspired by the Mohawk chief, Thayendanega (Joseph ...
    Image     Image of Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen, Oil on canvas. 30 x 25 in. by Mather Brown (1761-1831). The mixed blood son of a Cherokee father ...
  • Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen
    Image       Image of Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen, Oil on canvas. 30 x 25 in. by Mather Brown (1761-1831). The mixed blood son of a Cherokee father and Scottish mother, Norton was born in Scotland around 1770. Norton was especially inspired by the Mohawk chief, Thayendanega (Joseph ...
    Image     Image of Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen, Oil on canvas. 30 x 25 in. by Mather Brown (1761-1831). The mixed blood son of a Cherokee father ...
  • Gov. Hull’s Address to the Indians, Aug. 1809
    Text       Text excerpt of Gov. Hull’s address to the Ottawa and Chippewa Nations on Aug. 28th of 1809.
    Text     Text excerpt of Gov. Hull’s address to the Ottawa and Chippewa Nations on Aug. 28th of 1809.
  • Skayentaghou (John Bearsfoot) - Letter of Conspicuous Fidelity issued by John Norton
    TextPublication       Correspondence between John Norton, John A. Hutchison and John Brant.
    TextPublication     Correspondence between John Norton, John A. Hutchison and John Brant.
  • Speeches delivered by Chiefs -1710-1805
    TextPublication       A collection of speeches delivered by Native Chiefs spanning the years 1710 to 1805. The source of the text is the book 'Speeches Delivered By Several Indian Chiefs', published in 1812. Included in the book are speeches by Farmer’s Brother (from Nov. 21, 1798), Red Jacket (from the summer of ...
    TextPublication     A collection of speeches delivered by Native Chiefs spanning the years 1710 to 1805. The source of the text is the book 'Speeches Delivered By Several Indian Chiefs', published in ...
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