UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Words That Come Before All Else: Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee is published by the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force as a means of presenting the perspective of the Haudenosaunee regarding the Iroquois relationship with the natural world. Established in 1992 the Task Force is composed of delegates chosen by each of the Haudenosaunee Nations to identify the environmental issues within the communities and find solutions. This book contains 19 chapters each written by a Task Force member that address all aspects of the Thanksgiving Address. Beginning with Creation, the chapters cover the People, Mother Earth, the Waters, the Fish, Small Plants and Grasses, the Berries, the Three Sisters, the Medicine Plants, the Animals, the Trees, the Birds, the Four Winds, the Thunders, Grandmother Moon, the Sun, the Stars, the Four Beings, and the Creator. Each chapter begins with the words of the Thanksgiving Address and each author describes practical ways of approaching particular issues involving the environment in their respective communities. This is an important source book for anyone interested in the environment, science, and the philosophy or worldview of the Haudenosaunee.