This 400th anniversary campaign, carried out throughout 2013, is finished. The work to honor treaties with Native Nations and protect the Earth continues. Learn more, or join in that work: contact the Onondaga Nation, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Neetopk Keetopk (Hudson Valley), Onondaga Canoe and Kayak Club or Two Row Paddle down the Grand (2016).

Resources to Learn More

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*Highly Recommended

American Indian History: Five Centuries of Conflict & Coexistence, Vols. I & II, Robert Venables, Clear Light Publishers, Santa Fe, NM, 2004…And Grandmother Said: Iroquois Teachings as Passed Down Through the Oral Traditions, Tom Porter. Xlibris Press, 2009
*Basic Call to Consciousness, Akwesasne Notes, ed. Native Voices, 2005
*Exiled in the Land of the Free, Oren Lyons & John Mohawk, eds. Clear Light, 1992
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles C. Mann, Knopf, 2005
The Gift of Sports: Indigenous Ceremonial Dimensions of the Games We Love, Philip Arnold, Cognella Press, 2012
God Is Red: A Native View of Religion, Vine Deloria, Jr., Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO, 1992
Haudenosaunee Environmental Restoration, An Indigenous Strategy for Human Sustainability, J. W. Annunziata and the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force. Indigenous Development International, 1995
*Indian Roots American Democracy, Jose Barreiro, ed. Akwe:kon Press, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1992
Indigenous Religions: An Introduction, Philip Arnold, NYU Press, 2012
Iroquois Creation Story, John Mohawk. Mohawk Publications, 2005
Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future, Melissa K. Nelson, ed. Bear & Co., 2008
Recovering the Sacred, Winona LaDuke. South End Press, 2005
*Roots of the Iroquois, Ray Fadden. Book Publishing Company, Summertown, TN, 2000
*Sisters In Spirit, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists, Sally Roesch Wagner. Book Publishing Company, 2001
*Thanksgiving Address. Clear Light, 1998
*Thinking In Indian: A John Mohawk Reader, Jose Barriero, ed. Fulcrum, 2010
*To Become a Human Being, The Message of Tadodaho Chief Leon Shenandoah, Steve Wall. Red Wheel/Weiser, 2002
*Treaty of Canandaigua 1794, Peter Jemison and Anna M. Schein, eds. Clear Light, 2000
*Utopian Legacies: A History of Conquest & Oppression in the Western World, John Mohawk. Clear Light, 1999
Wampum Belts and Peace Trees, Gregory Schaaf. Fulcrum, 1990
Wampum Belts of the Iroquois, Tehanetorens, Ray Fadden. Book Publishing Company, 1999
White Roots of Peace, Paul Wallace. Clear Light, 2000
Who Will Tell my Brother?, Marlene Carvell. Hyperion, 2004
Whose Land? An Introduction to the Iroquois Land Claims in New York State, Philip Hamden for the American Friends Service Committee. Syracuse, NY, 2000
Wisdomkeepers, Steve Wall and Harvey Arden. Beyond Words Publishing, 2006
*Words That Come Before All Else: Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee, Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force. Native North American Travelling College, 1992


Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, Message from Chief Seattle, paintings by Susan Jeffers. Dial Books for Young Readers, NY, 1991
*Giving Thanks: A Native AMerican Good Morning Message, Chief Jake Swamp, Reading Rainbow Book, 1997.
Indian Life (coloring book), John Green. Dover Publications, NY, 1994
Lacrosse: The National Game of the Iroquois, Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith, photos by Lawrence Migdale. Holiday House, NY, 1998
*Legends of the Iroquois, Ray Fadden. Book Publishing Company, Summertown, TN, 1998
Northeast Indians (coloring book). Spizzirri Publishing, SD, 1986

The Allegany Senecas and Kinzua Dam, Forced Relocation Through Two Generations, Joy A. Bilharz. University of Nebraska Press, 2002
The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire, Francis Jennings. W. W. Norton & Company, 1990
The American Revolution in Indian Country, Colin G. Callowy. Cambridge University Press, 1995
Apologies to the Iroquois, Edmund Wilson. Syracuse University Press, 1992
Archaeological History of New York State, Arthur C. Parker. University of the State of New York, 1922
Conquest by Law, Lindsay G. Robertson, Oxford University Press, 2005
*Conspiracy of Interest: Iroquois Dispossession and the Rise of New York State, Laurence M. Hauptman. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 1999
Debating Democracy, Native American Legacy of Freedom, Bruce Johansen. Clear Light, 1998
Encyclopedia of Haudenosaunee Iroquois Confederacy, Bruce Johanson and Barbara Mann. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000
Evolution of the Onondaga Iroquois, James W. Bradley. University of Nebraska Press, 2005
*Exemplar of Liberty, Donald A. Grinde Jr. and Bruce Johansen. American Indian Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 1991
*The Everett Report in Historical Perspective, Helen M. Upton. New York State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, Albany, NY, 1980
Feeding Body and Soul: Haudenosauneee Agriculture in the 19th Century, Jane Mt. Pleasant. The Farmer’s Museum, 2002
Formulating American Indian Policy in New York State, 1970–1986, Laurence M. Hauptman. SUNY Press, 1988
The Great Law and the Longhouse, A Political History of the Iroquois Confederacy, William N. Fenton. University of Oklahoma Press, 1998
A History of the New York Iroquois, William M. Beauchamp. New York State Education Dept., 1905
The History and Culture of Iroquois Diplomacy, Francis Jennings, ed. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY 1985
The History of the Five Indian Nations, Cadwallader Colden. Cornell University Press, 1964
The Indian Industrial School: Carlisle, Pennsylvania,1879-1918, Linda F. Witner. Cumberland County Historical Society, 1993
The Iroquois and the New Deal, Laurence M. Hauptman. Syracuse University Press, 1988
The Iroquois, Barbara Graymont. Chelsea House, 2005
The Iroquois In the American Revolution, Barbara Graymont. Syracuse University Press, 1975
The Iroquois Restoration, Iroquois Diplomacy on the Colonial Frontier, 1701–1754, Richard Aquila. University of Nebraska Press, 1997
League of the Iroquois, Lewis Henry Morgan. Corinth Books, 1962
Like A Loaded Weapon: The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights and the Legal History of Racism in America, Robert Williams, Jr. University of Minnesota Press, 2005
Longhouse Diplomacy and Frontier Warfare, William T. Hagan. New York State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1976
The Middle Ground, Indians, Empires and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650–1815, Richard White. Cambridge University Press, 1991
Parker on the Iroquois, Arthur C. Parker. Syracuse University Press, 1968
*The Six Nations of New York, The 1892 United States Extra Census Bulletin, Introduction by Robert Venables. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1996
The U.S. Constitution and the Great Law of Peace: Comparison of Two Founding Documents, Gregory Schaaf and Jake Swamp. CVIAC Press, 2004
Year of the Hangman, George Washington’s Campaign Against the Iroquois, Glenn F. Williams. Westholme, 2005

Indian Time, Newspaper of the Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs, Box 366, Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, Rooseveltown, NY 13683 (518) 358-9531. Universe, 2003
Indigenous Values Initiative: Publication of the Syracuse University Dept. of Religion

WEBSITES – The American Indian Law Alliance in New York City – Indigenous Values Initiative
works to articulate, disseminate and promote the ancient and enduring values of Indigenous people’s traditions. – Information about the Onondaga Nation – Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) – Historical information and teaching resources (provided by Dr. Robert
Spielgelman) – Information about the Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community – Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force