UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Illustrations and Descriptions of Wampum Belts is an 18-page booklet produced by Jacob Thomas, Six Nations of the Grand River. Chief Jacob Thomas was considered one of the most knowledgeable people from Six Nations regarding The Great Law and the Handsome Lake Code. Chief Thomas was at the forefront of local community efforts to preserve and promote the languages and ceremonies. In this publication, Chief Thomas describes eighteen Wampum Belts and Strings. Mohawk and Cayuga names of the Belts are provided.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher The Return of the Travelling Star is produced by Ganohkwa Sra Family Assault Support Services, Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario. Written by Sandra Montour, Return of the Travelling Star is a culturally appropriate story designed to show adolescents there are healthy and respectful ways of social interaction. The story is based on the Iroquois understanding that each star has a distinct and special purpose. One star is known as The Travelling Star and only returns to our sky once every two hundred years.
OUT OF PRINT Council Fire: A Resource Guide is a publication produced by the Woodland Cultural Centre. The book describes the role of governance in two traditional First Nations - the Six Nations Iroquois and the Ojibwe. The Resource Guide presents the historical background to the repatriation of fourteen wampum belts from a museum to their home community. These wampum records are important to the functioning of the Iroquois traditional government. A brief history of the Six Nations community and the establishment of The Great Law of Peace are presented from the Iroquois perspective.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher. Godi'nigoha': The Women's Mind is a recent publication from the Woodland Cultural Centre that explores the role of Iroquois women and their relationship to the environment through art. The book was written by two Iroquois women with extensive backgrounds in art and museum education. In Godi'nigoha': The Women's Mind, Lynn Hill and Deborah Doxtator explain the importance of the collective knowledge of Iroquoian people from a First Nation's perspective.
UNAVAILABLE Skywalkers: A History of Indian Ironworkers is an important book by Tuscarora artist and educator Richard Hill that examines a unique occupation of Iroquois men|ironwork. Men from Iroquoian communities in Canada and United States erected many skyscrapers, public buildings and bridges such as the Empire State Building, the SkyDome, and the Peace Bridge. Their contribution to the built landscape of major cities of North America is acknowledged and celebrated. Skywalkers tells their story and places this occupation in its historical context.
The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization authored by Daniel K Richter examines a wide range of primary documents to survey the responses of the peoples of the Iroquois League--the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora--to the challenges of the European colonialization of North America. He demonstrates that by the early eighteenth century a series of creative adaptations in politics and diplomacy allowed the peoples of the Longhouse to preserve their cultural autonomy in a land now dominated by foreign powers.
Mohawk Reporter The Six Nations Columns of George Beaver contains 70 newspaper articles written by George Beaver for the "Our Town" column in the Brantford daily newspaper, The Expositor. Beaver is a retired school teacher from Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario. From 1986 until the present, George Beaver has written about life on Six Nations in this regular column.
Tales of the Iroquois Volumes I and II is a reprint of several classic and out of print works first published in pamphlet form by the Six Nations Museum and the Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor Organization. Volume one is a collection of 15 traditional stories, plus a key to pictographs and an opinion piece on Indian conservation. Nine of the legends are told with pictographs and text. As the author notes, the pictographs or picture writing were collected from a variety of sources such as wampum belts, Condolence canes, rock paintings, and beadwork.
In Peace, Power, Righteousness: an indigenous manifesto, Mohawk scholar Taiaiake Alfred presents a strong, well-reasoned argument for First Nations communities to return to their traditional political values in order to achieve true self-determination through the power of reason. Alfred draws on the traditional teachings of The Great Law of Peace for his inspiration. He maintains that only when Aboriginal communities are grounded in their traditional values of consensus-based government will they succeed in healing the divisions.
Sing, Like a Hermit Thrush is a contemporary young adult novel that features thirteen-year-old Darrin Captain, a Mohawk youth whose mysterious dream launches an adventure in self-realization. Set on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, the author introduces characters whose family relationships and cultural heritage are foremost. The story involves Darrin and his attempt to solve the mystery of his dream. During his efforts, he learns about traditional Native storytelling, relationships and understands that it is okay to be different.