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10 29-12-rel142

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  • 1. Indian Roots of American DemocracyShifting mythologies of the cultural origins of the United States
  • 2. José Barriero: Introduction• Problems with history – Of accepting the connection with the Haudenosaunee• 1754 Albany Plan of Union – Precedent for writing the Constitution – Meeting of Founding Fathers and Haudenosaunee Chiefs• Controversial with non-Native scholars – Starna, Axtell, Tooker, Fenton
  • 3. Tom Porter (Kanatsiohareke) http://www.mohawkcommunity.com/• Royaner (Mohawk); “Chief” – “Man of a good mind” – Family man and leader – Trouble with being an expert, Ph.D. – Honoring women, Creation • Remembering the body • They choose the royaner – Poorest people (p. 19) • Skin 7 layers thick
  • 4. John Mohawk (SUNY-Buffalo)• Being a Chief is hard• Haudenosaunee Great Law is being accountable to Creation – Example: Duty to keep the water pure• Takes great amounts of thinking• Who else outside the West thinks?• Who else outside the West has contributed to the formation of Western Culture?
  • 5. Oren Lyons (SUNY-Buffalo; Faithkeeper from Onondaga)• Peacemaker brings the Great Law – 2 Houses of Grand Council – 50 Chiefs – Onondaga listen to debate – Tadodaho • Chief of Confederacy, not just his clan
  • 6. Audrey Shenandoah (Clan Mother at Onondaga Nation)• Everything has to be in balance• Male and Female power – Not equality but balance• Women oversee material life of clans – Choose Male Chiefs • Remove them if necessary – Naming children• Future of University – Extending peace by learning about others

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