Stories  the  Iroquois  tell  their  Children

Acknowledgement

  If the Red Children had not welcomed the writer to their lodge fires, these stories the Iroquois tell their children could not have been retold. With one or two exceptions, the ideas found in the stories have been had from the lips of the Indians themselves. To Arthur C. Parker -Ga wa so wa neh_ for his careful review of the stories and assistance in securing authentic Iroquois Illustrations; and to the following story-tellers who so kindly welcomed her to their lodges, and told her stories. The writer is most grateful.

 

Edward Cornplanter

(So son do wah-"Great night")

Seneca Wolf

William Patterson

(Go reh hwonts-"Power has come down)

Tuscarora Deer

Moses Shongo

(Ho non da a suh-"Keeper of the hills")

Seneca Wolf

Clifford Shongo

(Ouhn yah dah goh-"Very dark blue  sky")

Seneca Wolf

Charles Doxon

(Hoh squa sa ga dah "Woodsman")

Onondaga Turtle

Daniel George

(Jo ha a ga dah "Roadscraper")

Onondaga Eel

Mary Printup

(Wahle sa loh)

Mohawk Snipe

Dan Williams

(Oh geh rah u reh ru ha neh-"Running Bear")

Tuscarora Bear

Eli Henry

Tuscarora Deer

Harriet Pembleton

(Gah do rehn tah- "Dropping Husks")

Tuscarora Turtle

Amos Killbuck

(Har wen do dyoh-"He has foresaken early dawn")

Seneca Wolf

Alfred Jimson

(Har neh a oh-"Hatchet in his hands")

Seneca Heron

William Hoag

(O no nah-"Very cold")

Seneca Wolf

Ellen Pierce Shongo

(Yea wen noh aih- "The high word")

Seneca Wolf

Baptist Thomas

(Sa ha whe-"Long feather")

Onondaga Turtle

Albert Cusik

(Sha go na qua da-"Made them mad")

Onondaga Eel

Theodore Jimeson

(Jah o yah)

Seneca Snipe

David Warrior

(Dwen o gwah)

Cayuga White Heron

Willitt Jimeson

(So i as ah-"Owner of fine cornstalks")

Seneca Wolf

Nancy Greysquirrel

(Gah Gwah tah-"One who lifts")

Seneca Bear

Emily Tallchief

(Gi das was-"Wind blowing through corn")

Seneca Turtle

Lousie Pierce Logan

(Ga yah was-" The quivering heaven")

Seneca Wolf

Thomas Jones

(Gah ne yehs-"The dropping snow")

Seneca Wolf

Illustrations