Legends of the Iroquois

  • Pages:112
  • Publisher:Book Publishing Company
  • Themes:Tehanetorens, pictoraphs, the Great Peace, Six Nations Confederacy, Iroquois culture
  • Available:05/01/1998
  • Age Groups:Adult Nonfiction
Tehanetorens presents ancient stories both in pictographs and accompanied by English translations. Pictographs were the original writing system used by many Native American and First Nations peoples and could be symbols of physical objects or concepts. A brief summary of the Great Peace upon which Iroquois culture is founded, along with a key to Six Nations pictographs, the symbols of the Six Nations and that of their clans prelude the stories. Fourteen tales explore the Iroquois culture and teach lessons of loyalty, bravery, and kindness. Also included is a full biography of Tehanetorens and his contributions to the Haudenosaunee.