Iroquois History and Legends Podcast

By Andrew Cotter and Caleb Cotter

On Going since Feb 2016 • Updated bimonthy

The Iroquois Confederacy. A Native American government with equal rights and representative government that left Europeans in bewilderment. Their influence affected the American free spirit and the modern day woman's rights movement. This show covers the culture, histories and legends of the Haudenosaunee.

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  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 12 Aug 2018

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. Sources: Retold, based on the account by Rev. D. H. Hamilton The falls of Taughannock : containing a complete description of this the highest fall in the state of New York. With historical and descriptive sketches" by LEWIS HALSEY. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 24 Jul 2018

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. Sources: The Code of Handsome Lake arranged by Ely Parker and republished by Arthur C. Parker GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER An Account of Sa-go-ye-wat-ha, Or Red Jacket, and His People, 1750-1830 By John Niles Hubbard THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 19 Jul 2018

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. Sources: GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER An Account of Sa-go-ye-wat-ha, Or Red Jacket, and His People, 1750-1830 By John Niles Hubbard THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA WITH MUSKET & TOMAHAWK VOLUME II BY MICHAEL O. LOGUSZ. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 28 Jun 2018

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. Sources: An Account of Sa-go-ye-wat-ha, Or Red Jacket, and His People, 1750-1830 By John Niles Hubbard THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA THE PAPERS OF SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON BY WILLIAM JOHNSON WITH MUSKET & TOMAHAWK VOLUME II BY MICHAEL O. LOGUSZ. . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 27 Jun 2018

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. Sources: An Account of Sa-go-ye-wat-ha, Or Red Jacket, and His People, 1750-1830 By John Niles Hubbard THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA THE PAPERS OF SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON BY WILLIAM JOHNSON WITH MUSKET & TOMAHAWK VOLUME II BY MICHAEL O. LOGUSZ. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 23 May 2018

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, while at the same time making huge land concessions. It is a treaty that has faced numerous violations throughout it's 200+ year existence. However, it is still one of the oldest unbroken agreements in United States history. Sources: IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON The Treaty Of Canandaigua 1794 by Anna M. Schein and G. Peter Jemison An Account of Sa-go-ye-wat-ha, Or Red Jacket, and His People, 1750-1830 By John Niles Hubbard. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 01 Apr 2018

On this very special first day of the April month Learn about three famous members of the Wannabe Indian Tribe.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 22 Mar 2018

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. Sources: The Presidentail Papers of President George Washington The Papers of Sec. of War Henry Knox GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER SIMON GIRTY - WILDERNESS WARRIOR BY EDWARD BUTTS. . .

  Direct Link   Download 67 Minutes 15 Mar 2018

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. NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA BY THOMAS JEFFERSON GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER SIMON GIRTY - WILDERNESS WARRIOR BY EDWARD BUTTS. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 26 Feb 2018

How would you fare in your faith when you are faced with certain death? In 1782 a community of Lenape (Delaware) Christians were victims to one of the most heinous acts in American History. Sources: Diary of David Zeisberger by David Zeisberger GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER SIMON GIRTY - WILDERNESS WARRIOR BY EDWARD BUTTS. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 18 Feb 2018

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. Sources: Reworked and based on traditional Seneca Nation stories. SKUNNY WUNDY: SENECA INDIAN TALES BY ARTHUR CASWELL PARKER. . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 08 Feb 2018

Joseph Brant, Colonel Louis Cook, Walter Butler and Simon Girty deal with the horrors of war and the devastation of the Great Lakes region. Sources: Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution by Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin Joseph Brant, 1743-1807, Man of Two Worlds By Isabel Thompson Kelsay SIMON GIRTY - WILDERNESS WARRIOR BY EDWARD BUTTS. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 08 Jan 2018

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. Destitute of any food or clothing thousands will head to Fort Niagara for shelter. Sources: Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution by Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin The Papers of General George Washington Joseph Brant, 1743-1807, Man of Two Worlds By Isabel Thompson Kelsay Journal of General John Sullivan. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 24 Dec 2017

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. Sources: Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution by Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin The Papers of General George Washington Joseph Brant, 1743-1807, Man of Two Worlds By Isabel Thompson Kelsay. . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 29 Nov 2017

Forty-one members of the Oneida Nation traveled to Valley Forge, PA in the Spring of 1778. General George Washington greeted each individual in person and warmly. The warriors went on to assist the Marquis de Lafayette at the Battle of Barren Hill and Polly Cooper an Oneida woman brings her experience as a cook and healer to the needy Continental Army. Episode 42 is up ready for your ears. Sources: Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution by Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin The Papers of General George Washington The Papers of the Continental Congress 1778 The Letters of Thomas Jefferson to His Wife 1778. . .

  Direct Link   Download 55 Minutes 06 Nov 2017

Following the American-Oneida victory at Fort Stanwix rifts grow deeper within the Six Nations. Over three-hundred members of the Haudenosaunee gather at Albany for a Conference. Just as it finishes however word arrives that Burgoyne's British army has crossed the Hudson River at Saratoga. Sources: GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution by Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin WITH MUSKET & TOMAHAWK VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3 BY MICHAEL O. LOGUSZ. . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 12 Oct 2017

British General Barry St. Ledger begins the siege of Fort Stanwix August 3, 1777. American General Herkimer is on his way to help. Joining him are a group of Oneida led by Two-Kettles-Together (Tyonajanegen) and her husband Han Yerry (Tewahangarahken). Sources: GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution by Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin WITH MUSKET & TOMAHAWK VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3 BY MICHAEL O. LOGUSZ. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 12 Oct 2017

General John Burgoyne and Barry St. Ledger prepare to invade modern New York State from two different directions in 1777. Burgoyne will attack Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain while St. Ledger and Joseph Brant strike the Americans at Fort Stanwix in the heart of Iroquoia. Sources: GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON WITH MUSKET & TOMAHAWK VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3 BY MICHAEL O. LOGUSZ. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 04 Oct 2017

With War in North America again imminent how will this Six Nations decide which side to take. This week we look at Akiatonharonkwen (Joseph Lewis Cook), Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) and Guyasuta and how they dealt with the gathering storm. Sources: GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON WITH MUSKET & TOMAHAWK VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3 BY MICHAEL O. LOGUSZ. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 20 Sep 2017

We begin our series on the American Revolution. We discuss some of the influences the Six Nations had on the Founding Fathers were leading up to 1776. Also we say goodbye to Sir William Johnson and see the rise of two Mohawk siblings known as Joseph and Molly Brant. Sources: THE PAPERS OF SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON BY WILLIAM JOHNSON 1774 Minutes of the Second Contitential Congress 1776 IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON. . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 31 Aug 2017

Who is there to mourn for Logan? Not one. Logan of the Mingo was known as a kind and friendly man to all people both red and white in the Ohio Country. Then in 1774 his entire family was killed in cold blood. The aftermath would be what is known as "Lord Dunmore's War" Sources: NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA BY THOMAS JEFFERSON GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER SIMON GIRTY - WILDERNESS WARRIOR BY EDWARD BUTTS. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 08 Aug 2017

In December 1763 a group of miscreants known as "The Paxton Boys" led raids into Lancaster County. They murdered and mutilated an entire community of Iroquois Conestoga people. Men, women and children. A month later after the facts were gathered Benjamin Franklin wrote a lengthy article called "A Narrative of the Late Massacres" in which he chides the murders and also the colony of Pennsylvania as a whole for letting their apathy allow this horrible event to take place. In this short episode Andrew will read excerpts from Franklin's article. Source: Direct Quotes taken from "A Narrative of the Late Massacres" by Benjamin Franklin 1764. . .

  Direct Link   Download 80 Minutes 05 Aug 2017

With the Seven Years War winding down. Jeffery Amherst the British Commander-in-Chief of North America has to reduce spending drastically. One of the things he cuts to almost zero is the budget for allied Native Nations. Also colonists begin pouring into the west in violation to the Treaty of Easton. A Seneca man named Guyasuta will try to resist these encroachments and a prophet named Neolin will inspire a pan-indigenous revival which in turn inspires an Ottawa man named Obwandiyag to drive out the British from the Great Lakes. The British however called him Pontiac. Sources: THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War After the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER. . .

  Direct Link   Download 85 Minutes 19 Jul 2017

Today we have a very special extended episode. The first of its kind we have Steve Guerra from Beyond the Big Screen Podcast and The History of the Papacy Podcast. We join him in discussing the 1992 film "The Last of the Mohicans". We discuss context and historical accuracy. We hope you enjoy. And please listen to Steve's other shows. Links are provided below. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-the-big-screen/id1238530113?mt=2 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-of-the-papacy-podcast/id590968693?mt=2. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 06 Jul 2017

We are back with three stories that Haudenosaunee people tell. The first one is a short story on where stories come from. Then we have a tale about Bear and Buffalo. Finally we have Skunny-Wundy. A person who just can't help but tell everyone how great he is. Sources: Reworked and based on traditional Seneca Nation stories. SKUNNY WUNDY: SENECA INDIAN TALES BY ARTHUR CASWELL PARKER. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 19 Jun 2017

Today we end our seven part series on the French and Indian War. The years 1759 and 1760 would see the end of all conflict in North America for the Seven Years War. This week we cover the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, how the Haudenosaunee united with the Canadian Iroquois against the French, the Battle of the Thousand Islands, the burning of the Onondaga village of Oswegatchi, the fall of Montreal and the Treaty of Paris in 1763 that forever changed the balance of power in North America. Sources: THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA BY FRED ANDERSON THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 29 May 2017

Almost the entire fighting force of the Iroquois Confederacy will join the British as they try to take the keystone fort of the Great Lakes, Fort Niagara. Sources: IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA BY FRED ANDERSON THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 23 May 2017

The British are slaughtered at Ticonderoga, but the the French loose Fort Frontinac, Native Americans sign the treaty of Easton and George Washington finally takes back the Ohio Country. Sources: IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA BY FRED ANDERSON THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 25 Apr 2017

Fort Oswego on Lake Ontario and Fort William Henry on the south end of Lake George will face massive French and Indian armies. Will they survive? Sources: THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA BY FRED ANDERSON THE PAPERS OF SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON BY WILLIAM JOHNSON THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 18 Apr 2017

Braddock was defeated in Western Pennsylvania in 1755. The same time that he was bleeding out, two other armies were making their way through Iroquois territory towards French forts. Will they do any better? This week we cover how the Mohawk were involved in the Battle of Lake George and the Fall of Fort Bull. Sources: THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA BY FRED ANDERSON GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER THE PAPERS OF SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON BY WILLIAM JOHNSON. . .

  Direct Link   Download 49 Minutes 05 Apr 2017

British General Edward Braddock launches an invasion into the Ohio Country in Summer of 1755. His aide George Washington is with him every step of the way. Despite a force of 2,100 English. He only is able to find 8 Mingo-Iroquois to join him. A lack of scouts will prove to be his doom. Sources: THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA BY FRED ANDERSON GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER BRADDOCK'S DEFEAT BY DAVID L. PRESTON THE JOURNAL OF MAJOR GEORGE WASHINGTON BY GEORGE WASHINGTON. . .

  Direct Link   Download 67 Minutes 02 Apr 2017

The Year is 1753 and the French, English, and the Mingo Iroquois are about to light a powder keg that will turn into a world war. A 21 year old soldier sets out to deliver a message with an Iroquois Viceroy to a French Fort. Sources: THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA BY FRED ANDERSON GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER BRADDOCK'S DEFEAT BY DAVID L. PRESTON THE JOURNAL OF MAJOR GEORGE WASHINGTON BY GEORGE WASHINGTON. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 01 Apr 2017

A very important announcement for the direction of the show. . .

  Direct Link   Download 48 Minutes 09 Mar 2017

From 1701 to 1753 the Haudenosaunee used Diplomacy to strengthen and expand their Confederacy by holding trade and alliance councils with New France other North American tribes and many of the English Colonies. Sources: IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON THE TUSCARORA WAR BY DAVID LA VERE NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA BY THOMAS JEFFERSON THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA BY FRED ANDERSON. . .

  Direct Link   Download 48 Minutes 20 Feb 2017

After the invasion by Col. Barnwell from South Carolina in 1712. The Lower Tuscarora have to deal with another colonial force in 1713. A show down at Fort Neoheroka will be one of the bloodiest massacres in American History. Sources: IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON THE TUSCARORA WAR BY DAVID LA VERE. . .

  Direct Link   Download 68 Minutes 02 Feb 2017

On September 21, 1711 five-hundred Tuscarora and other Native American warriors strike against farms and homes in North Carolina. The conflict that ensues will be one of the deadliest in the history of Colonial America. Sources: IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON THE TUSCARORA WAR BY DAVID LA VERE. . .

  Direct Link   Download 49 Minutes 23 Jan 2017

For over a thousand years the Tuscarora lived in Central North Carolina. This week we cover how they arrived there, their culture and the political situations in 1710. We are proud to introduce the Sixth Nation. Sources: THE TUSCARORA WAR BY DAVID LA VERE IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON IROQUOIA: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIVE WORLD BY WILLIAM ENGELBRECHT. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 18 Jan 2017

In 1710 Queen Anne of Great Britain and Ireland met with four Indian "Kings" Listen to this hilarious episode covering one of the largest deceptions of the 18th century. Four random Native American men will become Super Stars in London. Rich and poor alike, everyone wants to meet the Four Kings. Sources: Thanks to Michael Galban at Ganondagan State Historic Site. IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON. . .

  Direct Link   Download 45 Minutes 17 Jan 2017

Frontenac returns to New France as Governor in 1689. Over the next 8 years he will invade the English, Mohawk, Onondaga, and Oneida towns. How can they survive the seemingly never ending onslaught? Sources: WAR AGAINST THE SENECA: THE FRENCH EXPEDITION OF 1687 BY JOHN MOHAWK IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA. . .

  Direct Link   Download 66 Minutes 26 Dec 2016

In 1687 Governor Denonville of New France invaded the Seneca Nation. His goal was to destroy the Western door of the Haudenosaunee. Will the Five Nations survive this European onslaught? Sources: Ganondagan State Historic Site www.ganondagan.com WAR AGAINST THE SENECA: THE FRENCH EXPEDITION OF 1687 BY JOHN MOHAWK IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 18 Dec 2016

In this instalment of our Legends series we do a Seneca Indian story about the Conifer Trees fight against the Winter Demons. Our second tale is an Onondaga story about Rabbit and Owl. Sources: Reworked and based on traditional Seneca and Onondaga National stories. SKUNNY WUNDY: SENECA INDIAN TALES BY ARTHUR CASWELL PARKER. . .

  Direct Link   Download 63 Minutes 28 Nov 2016

This episode covers how Northeastern Native American Peoples used innovative technology in their everyday lives. We cover longhouses, palisades, canoes, pitch, tanning, snowshoes, trail markers, beds and much more. As well as... baby bottles. Sources: IROQUOIA: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIVE WORLD BY WILLIAM ENGELBRECHT 1491: NEW REVELATIONS OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS BY CHARLES MANN IROQUOIS USES OF MAIZE AND OTHER FOOD PLANTS BY ARTHUR CASWELL PARKER Ganondagan State Historic Site. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 17 Nov 2016

In 1675 an argument about lack of payment between a colonist and the Doeg Indians sets a series of events in motion that launches Bacon's Rebellion. In the aftermath the Five Nations will fill the power vacuum and become a great power in the Northeast. Sources: IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV By Francis Parkman. . .

  Direct Link   Download 40 Minutes 24 Oct 2016

How on earth did the Swedes end up in North America? This episode covers the complex diplomacy involving New Sweden, the English colonies, New Netherlands, the Susquehannock, the Lenape and the Five Nations. Sources: THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 05 Oct 2016

The French plan to deal with the Mohawk once and for all. By once and for all we mean it will take them three expeditions to finally make it to a Mohawk town. Will the Keepers of the Eastern Door survive the onslaught of a fully trained French army? Sources: THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON IROQUOIA: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIVE WORLD BY WILLIAM ENGELBRECHT. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 02 Oct 2016

In 1660 the Iroquois and French meet at the Battle of Long Sault on the Ottawa River. Will the French be able to break the fur blockade and if so at what cost? THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 22 Sep 2016

While the Haudenosaunee prepare armies to invade the Erie homeland they make sure that the French will not be a problem while they are away.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 62 Minutes 08 Sep 2016

The dwindling number of beavers in New York along with raids from other nations forces the Iroquois into wars in the West. Soon the Wenro, Neutrals and the Erie will just be footnotes in the history books. IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON THE JESUITS IN NORTH AMERICA IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY BY FRANCIS PARKMEN Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake as told to Benjamin Williams. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 01 Sep 2016

In this show we talk about the Lake Champlain monster and also two Iroquois stories. "Why Wood Duck Has Red Eyes" and "Why an Indian Never Shoots a Pigeon". Sources: Reworked and based on traditional Seneca Nation stories. SKUNNY WUNDY: SENECA INDIAN TALES BY ARTHUR CASWELL PARKER. . .

  Direct Link   Download 67 Minutes 08 Aug 2016

The Iroquois are nowhere and everywhere. As the Five Nations increase their influence they become a terror to the Huron Nations. Meanwhile Jesuit missionaries have arrived. They begin to try desperately to save the souls on both sides from hellfire. THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA THE JESUITS IN NORTH AMERICA IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY BY FRANCIS PARKMEN IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON. . .

  Direct Link   Download 56 Minutes 18 Jul 2016

Henry Hudson sails for the flag of the Netherlands and finds the river that bears his name in 1609. Within a few years Dutch traders arrive to barter and acquire precious furs that are all the rage in Europe. The Five Nations make sure that they get the upper hand in the markets and begin to play the French and Dutch off each other. IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON THE CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA CHAMPLAIN'S DREAM BY DAVID HACKETT FISCHER. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 04 Jul 2016

Today we share three stories told by the Seneca Nation. The first is humorous tale about Fox and Raccoon trying to find out which of them is more crafty. The second is a story of when Bear and Turtle decide to have a race. The last is the most famous of the Seneca stories that deals with their most revered site, Bare Hill. Sources: Reworked and based on traditional Seneca Nation stories. SKUNNY WUNDY: SENECA INDIAN TALES BY ARTHUR CASWELL PARKER. . .

  Direct Link   Download 49 Minutes 17 Jun 2016

In 1609 a Mohawk war party is utterly routed. The reason? Guns. Samuel de Champlain the Father of New France accompanied his new Huron allies on a raid into the land of the Iroquois. Indian warfare was about to drastically change. In all Champlain was a part of three battles involving the Iroquois. Two with the Mohawk and the third was a show down outside the capital city of the Onondaga. Sources: CHAMPLAIN'S DREAM BY DAVID HACKETT FISCHER THE JESUITS IN NORTH AMERICA IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY BY FRANCIS PARKMEN Voyages de la Nouvelle France by Samuel de Champlain. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 29 May 2016

Warfare was a way of life for everyone living in Northeastern America since before there was memory or record. Today we talk about how warfare was conducted pre-European contact. Also with the waves of epidemics destroying native populations the Iroquois Nations stepped up raids into neighboring regions looking for captives to assimilate into their communities. Sources: IROQUOIA: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIVE WORLD BY WILLIAM ENGELBRECHT IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON 1491: NEW REVELATIONS OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS BY CHARLES MANN CHAMPLAIN'S DREAM BY DAVID HACKETT FISCHER. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 08 May 2016

To the Haudenosaunee stories are a vital part of their culture. In this show we will share two of them. Turtle's Race with Beaver and How Bear Lost His Tail. Sources - Inspired by Traditional Seneca stories as told in SKUNNY WUNDY: SENECA INDIAN TALES BY ARTHUR CASWELL PARKER. . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 03 May 2016

At the end of the 15th Century the Age of Discovery and Exploration was just beginning. In 1534 Jacques Cartier made contact with the Iroquoian peoples of the St. Lawrence River valley. It was all downhill from there. In fact things will never be the same. Old World pathogens will soon destroy anyone's way of life who happens to call the Americas home. Sources- Iroquoia: The Development of a Native World: Iroquois & Their Neighbors by William Engelbrecht and Caleb Rector THE JESUITS IN NORTH AMERICA IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY BY FRANCIS PARKMEN IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON 1491: NEW REVELATIONS OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS BY CHARLES MANN. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 11 Apr 2016

The Six Nations were not alone on the continent. There were many other nationalities that inhabited the north eastern woodlands. This week we will talk about where the Huron, Erie, Neutrals, Susquehannock, Mahican, Delaware and other nations lived at the time of first contact with the Europeans. Sources- Iroquoia: The Development of a Native World by William Engelbrecht and Caleb Rector IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON THE EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER BY TIMOTHY J. SHANNON 1491: NEW REVELATIONS OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS BY CHARLES MANN. . .

  Direct Link   Download 49 Minutes 25 Mar 2016

Pastimes that people do on the weekends was a way of life for the people of the Eastern Woodlands. Learn about the animals that were vital to the way of life in all Iroquoia. Today we will talk about deer drives, fishing, beaver trapping and .... bear raising? Sources- Voyages de la Nouvelle France by Samuel de Champlain Iroquoia: The Development of a Native World: Iroquois & Their Neighbors by William Engelbrecht and Caleb Rector Iroquois Uses of Maize and Other Food Plants by Arthur C. Parker 1491: NEW REVELATIONS OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS BY CHARLES MANN. . .

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The Three Sisters are Corn, Beans and Squash. Not only are they well balanced varieties of vegetables they also work together in symbiosis. We discuss agriculture, food gathering and storage. Sources- Iroquois Uses of Maize and Other Food Plants by Arthur C. Parker Iroquoia: The Development of a Native World: Iroquois & Their Neighbors by William Engelbrecht & Caleb Rector Skywoman: Legends of the Iroquois by Joanne Shenandoah. . .

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The Six Nations are further broken down into clans. Clans are represented by certain animals. The purpose is not to divide a nation but in fact to bring about unity and help in times of mourning. Join us as we learn how clans were a benefit to everyone in Iroquoia. Sources- How the Clans were Chosen - Oneida Nation Oral History Iroquoia: The Development of a Native World: Iroquois & Their Neighbors by William Engelbrecht and Caleb Rector GAYANASHAGOWA (The Great Law of Peace) - Haudenosaunee Constitiution. . .

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We explore the mechanics of the Iroquois Councils. A system of protocols, title offices and a separation of powers that has been followed for centuries. Sources- Iroquoia: The Development of a Native World (The Iroquois and Their Neighbors) 2005 by William Engelbrecht GAYANASHAGOWA (Great Law of Peace) - Haudenosaunee Constitution attributed to Dekanawidah the Peacemaker. . .

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The Five Nations of the Iroquois were locked in centuries of war, revenge killings, hate and cannibalism. Then a mysterious Huron man appeared on a quest to unite the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca peoples together under the Great Law of Peace. This would become the Iroquois Confederacy. A Native American government with equal rights and a representative government that left Europeans in bewilderment. These are the histories and legends of the Haudenosaunee. The People of the Longhouse. Sources- Iroquoia: The Development of a Native World (The Iroquois and Their Neighbors) 2005 by William Engelbrecht Seneca Myths and Folk Tales by Arthur C. Parker Kayanlaˀ Kówa – Great Law of Peace -The Peace Maker & Hiawatha - Traditional Haudenosaunee oral history.. . .

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What is the Iroquois History and Legends Podcast and what will we be discussing?. . .

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