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Rice, Brian, 1955-
The Rotinonshonni : a traditional Iroquoian history through the eyes of Teharonhia:wako and Sawiskera / Brian Rice
First edition
Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E99.I7 R525 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Iroquois mythology
Iroquois Indians -- Folklore
Iroquois Indians -- History
Physical Description xi, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-328)
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
Series Iroquois and their neighbors

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