Iroquois History and Legends
A page to learn & explore the rich history of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee or The Iroquois Confederacy. Check out the Iroquois History and Legends Podcast!
info_outline 61 The Iroquois Nationals Team | The History of Lacrosse 08/06/2020
61 The Iroquois Nationals Team | The History of Lacrosse It is known as the Creator's Game. People in North America have been playing Lacrosse for thousands of years. In modern times high schools and colleges have developed large programs. International competition has been growing as well. Today we are pleased to have several members of the Iroquois Nationals Organization joining the show. Executive Director Leo Nolan (Mohawk Nation), Rex Lyons (Onondaga Nation), David Bray (Seneca Nation), and Pro player Randy Staats (Mohawk Nation).
info_outline 60 Seven Generations - With Karl Dockstader (Oneida) 06/14/2020
60 Seven Generations - With Karl Dockstader (Oneida) Today's co-host is Karl Dockstader. Karl is a member of the Oneida Nation. He is an award winning radio host and a fan of Iroquois History and Legends. Together we cover racism, treaties, culture, and history. We look at past and present Haudenosaunee generations and their impact on the world. Finally we ponder what the future of the Six Nations might be seven generations from now. References: Janet Rogers Poems from Peace in Duress John Trudell - Radio Free Alcatraz John Mohawk (Sotsisowah)Thinking in Indian
info_outline 59 Ely Parker | Part 3| The Commissioner of Indian Affairs 06/08/2020
59 Ely Parker | Part 3| The Commissioner of Indian Affairs A few years after the Civil War, General Grant became President Grant and his friend Ely was appointed the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. He was the first indigenous person to hold the office. Today we finish our three part series on the life of Ely Parker The Life of General Ely S. Parker by Arthur C. Parker Warrior in Two Camps by William Armstrong The "Real Story" Behind the Marriage of Ely S. Parker and Minnie Orton Sackett By Jare Cardinal
info_outline 58 Ely Parker | Part 2 | The Civil War 06/03/2020
58 Ely Parker | Part 2 | The Civil War In 1863, after years of lobbying Parker was finally off to war. As General Grant moved up the ladder of command Ely went with him every step of the way. The Life of General Ely S. Parker by Arthur C. Parker Warrior in Two Camps by William Armstrong American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
info_outline 57 Ely Parker | Part 1 | Teenage Diplomat 06/01/2020
57 Ely Parker | Part 1 | Teenage Diplomat It could be said that Ely Parker was the most famous Seneca man of the 19th Century. The grandnephew of Red Jacket became a teenage diplomat, interpreter, aspiring lawyer, domestic engineer and Sachem all before the age of 30. The crazy thing is, that is not at all what he is remembered for. Later in life he would become a General in the Civil War, a Wall Street broker and the first Indigenous person ever to be the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. In this episode we look at the early years of Ely S. Parker. References: The Life of General Ely S. Parker by Arthur C. Parker Warrior in Two Camps by William Armstrong American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by John Meacham
info_outline One Dish, One Spoon 05/06/2020
One Dish, One Spoon This is an interview that Andrew did in 2018 on the award winning One Dish, One Mic radio show. The name comes from the idea of One Dish and One Spoon. An ancient concept going back at least to the foundation or the Haudenosaunee Confederacy itself.
info_outline 56 I Am Rochester - With Garrett Wendt 11/13/2019
56 I Am Rochester - With Garrett Wendt This week Director Garrett Wendt joins the show to discuss his upcoming documentary. We talk about what inspired him to undertake this massive project. We touch on the Haudenosaunee influence on the Women's Rights movement, as well as learn about abolitionists Charle Finney and Fredrick Douglas.
info_outline 55 The War of 1812 | Part 3 | Division and Reunification 11/08/2019
55 The War of 1812 | Part 3 | Division and Reunification Tecumseh is in the fight for his life at the Battle of the Thames. Meanwhile, bloody conflicts continue on both sides of the Niagara River. Can the Confederacy survive another Civil War?
info_outline 54 The War of 1812 | Part 2 | Queenston Heights 12/22/2018
54 The War of 1812 | Part 2 | Queenston Heights In the fall of 1812 thousands of American forces gathered on the Niagara River to attack Upper Canada. But 80 Members of the Six Nations of Grand River made sure that the invaders didn't get very far.
info_outline 53 The War of 1812 | Part 1 | Tecumseh & John Norton 10/07/2018
53 The War of 1812 | Part 1 | Tecumseh & John Norton In this episode we give the background on how the native peoples of the American Continent dealt with the Euro-Americans during the first decade of the 19th Century. New leaders will rise. John Norton, a Scottish-Cherokee who became a Mohawk and Tecumseh a Shawnee leader who had a vision to unite all tribes together to save their people from extinction.
info_outline Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving 10/06/2018
Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving There is no single day that is Thanksgiving in Haudenosaunee society. Instead it is a lifestyle that needs to be put into practice on a daily basis. In this short supplemental we cover a traditional Mohawk prayer of Thanksgiving that is recited at gatherings and celebrations.
info_outline Legends 7 - The Battle of Taughannock Falls 08/12/2018
Legends 7 - The Battle of Taughannock Falls During a Delaware invasion into Cayuga territory, the area peoples rally to defeat a foe bent on revenge. The battle will culminate at the edge of the highest waterfall on this side of the continent.
info_outline 52 Handsome Lake 07/24/2018
52 Handsome Lake In 1799 a Seneca man lay on his death bed. But remarkably he recovered very quickly. Then he began sharing with others that he thought that the Great Spirit had visited him. For the rest of his life Handsome Lake would begin a religious revival amongst his people.
info_outline 51 Cornplanter 07/19/2018
51 Cornplanter This time we will be doing a short biography on the life of Cornplanter the Seneca General. He went from feared enemy of the United States to a powerful diplomat working with President Washington to ensure peace and friendship between their two peoples.
info_outline 50 The Life of Red Jacket Part II 06/28/2018
50 The Life of Red Jacket Part II After the Treaty of Big Tree Red Jacket takes a very anti-Christian and anti-American world view. His later life is marked by triumphs in defending his nation and personal tragedy. In his final years his views on Christianity begin to change. Listen for the conclusion of this two part series and see how he saved the Seneca homeland from complete liquidation.
info_outline 49 The Life of Red Jacket Part I 06/27/2018
49 The Life of Red Jacket Part I Otetiani, also called Sagoyewatha was born into the Wolf Clan in the Seneca Nation around 1750. His remarkable 80 years was filled with on goal. To always advocate on behalf of his people. This is part one in a two part series.
info_outline 48 Canandaigua 05/23/2018
48 Canandaigua The 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua is one of the most important treaties in the history of the Haudenosaunee. It guarantees the rights of sovereignty for the Six Nations. It is an agreement that has faced numerous violations throughout it's 220+ year existence. However, it is still one of the oldest unbroken agreements in United States history.
info_outline 47 The Northwest Indian War 1785-1795 03/22/2018
47 The Northwest Indian War 1785-1795 Following the American Revolution dozens of Indigenous Nations are left to fend for themselves as British support evaporated. But from 1791 to 1792 the Ohio peoples would win battle after battle and not just win in those conflicts but wipeout entire American Armies.
info_outline 46 Simon Girty the White Savage 03/15/2018
46 Simon Girty the White Savage Simon Girty was a man larger than life. To Americans he was a vile traitor who killed the innocent with his savage friends. To the British he was a rough drunk but a useful tool. To the Iroquois and other Ohio Nations he was a prodigal son who was raised as a Brave and then returned to fight for his adopted people's freedom.
info_outline Legends 6 - Turtle Goes to War / Weasel and Owl 02/18/2018
Legends 6 - Turtle Goes to War / Weasel and Owl After numerous requests we are back with two more Haudenosaunee animal tales. In the first Turtle leads a war party of misfit animals against Huk-sah, the Jungie. In the second Brown Owl and Weasel are featured in a dark story of revenge kindercide.
info_outline 43 The American Revolution VIII: The Sullivan Expedition 01/08/2018
43 The American Revolution VIII: The Sullivan Expedition General Washington gave command to John Sullivan in 1779 to outfit and lead an expedition into the Seneca-Cayuga homeland. It will be a scorched earth campaign that will leave almost the entire population of both the Seneca and Cayuga Nations homeless.
info_outline 42 The American Revolution VII: Drums Along the Mohawk 12/24/2017
42 The American Revolution VII: Drums Along the Mohawk Spies are everywhere in 1778 on both sides of the conflict. Joseph Brant leads Iroquois forces against Patriot settlements throughout Upstate New York. Conversely American and Oneida soldiers launch counter attacks against Brant's supporting towns in Iroquoia.