The Great Law of PeaceMessages from the Creator to the       Haudenosaunee
3 Messages of the Haudenosaunee• 1. Creation and Thanksgiving Ceremonies  – Thanksgiving Address• 2. The Great Law of Peac...
Tree as Symbol of the Great Law• White roots of Peace  – 4 Directions• Weapons of war
The Peacemaker       • From the Creator       • Virgin birth       • Journey of the White         Stone Canoe       • Time...
Jigonsaseh• First to hear the  Peacemaker’s  message• Mother of the clans  – Women will make    decisions
Hiawantha     • Another man with the       message of Peace at       Onondaga     • Afflicted with grief of       the murd...
The Peacemaker and Hiawantha• With wampum and  words the  Peacemaker lifts the  grief of Hiawantha• Discovery and first  u...
Meeting with the Tadodaho             • Evil man of the salt               marshes around               Onondaga Lake     ...
Formation of the Great Law• Each Nation (Seneca,  Tuscarora, Cayuga,  Onondaga, Oneida,  Mohawk) sends clan  chiefs to cou...
Clan System• Basic unit of the Great Law• Clan mother, chooses Chief, Faithkeepers and  sub-chief• Matrilineal  – Inherit ...
Handsome Lake• Third Messenger• Late 1700’s chaos returned  – Tied to white, European culture• Alcoholic• Died and had vis...
Haudenosaunee Flag• Symbol of Confederation• Symbol of survival  – Strength in unity
Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation             (NOON)   http://www.peacecouncil.net/NOON/
NOON potlucks and vigils
Roots of Peacemaking:     Indigenous Values, Global Crisis• UN International Day  of Peace  – At Onondaga Lake  – 21 Septe...
Japanese visit 2005
Jane Goodall 2006
Onondaga Land Rights and Our CommonFuture Educational Series (2006 & 2010)
IndigenousValuesInitiative(IVI)
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  1. 1. The Great Law of PeaceMessages from the Creator to the Haudenosaunee
  2. 2. 3 Messages of the Haudenosaunee• 1. Creation and Thanksgiving Ceremonies – Thanksgiving Address• 2. The Great Law of Peace – Condolence• 3. Gaiwiyo, Code of Handsome Lake
  3. 3. Tree as Symbol of the Great Law• White roots of Peace – 4 Directions• Weapons of war
  4. 4. The Peacemaker • From the Creator • Virgin birth • Journey of the White Stone Canoe • Time of Chaos – Original Instructions were forgotten by Haudenosaunee
  5. 5. Jigonsaseh• First to hear the Peacemaker’s message• Mother of the clans – Women will make decisions
  6. 6. Hiawantha • Another man with the message of Peace at Onondaga • Afflicted with grief of the murder of his daughters • Wanders aimlessly
  7. 7. The Peacemaker and Hiawantha• With wampum and words the Peacemaker lifts the grief of Hiawantha• Discovery and first use of wampum
  8. 8. Meeting with the Tadodaho • Evil man of the salt marshes around Onondaga Lake • Combing his hair Straightening his thoughts • Becomes the office of Tadodaho
  9. 9. Formation of the Great Law• Each Nation (Seneca, Tuscarora, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk) sends clan chiefs to council at Onondaga
  10. 10. Clan System• Basic unit of the Great Law• Clan mother, chooses Chief, Faithkeepers and sub-chief• Matrilineal – Inherit clan affiliation through the mother
  11. 11. Handsome Lake• Third Messenger• Late 1700’s chaos returned – Tied to white, European culture• Alcoholic• Died and had vision – Alcohol, Bible, Cards and Fiddles (culture) – Haudensaunee will survive only by staying true to their Instructions
  12. 12. Haudenosaunee Flag• Symbol of Confederation• Symbol of survival – Strength in unity
  13. 13. Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) http://www.peacecouncil.net/NOON/
  14. 14. NOON potlucks and vigils
  15. 15. Roots of Peacemaking: Indigenous Values, Global Crisis• UN International Day of Peace – At Onondaga Lake – 21 September 2006• Jane Goodall, Oren Lyons, Tom Porter
  16. 16. Japanese visit 2005
  17. 17. Jane Goodall 2006
  18. 18. Onondaga Land Rights and Our CommonFuture Educational Series (2006 & 2010)
  19. 19. IndigenousValuesInitiative(IVI)

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