A Clan Mother's Call: Reconstructing Haudenosaunee Cultural Memory

A Clan Mother's Call: Reconstructing Haudenosaunee Cultural Memory


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438466248
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Series: SUNY series in Critical Haudenosaunee Studies Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jeanette Rodriguez is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University. She is the coauthor (with Ted Fortier) of Cultural Memory: Resistance, Faith, and Identity.

Iakoiane Wakerahkats:teh is Condoled Bear Clan Mother of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Call of the Earth Mother

1. Setting the Context

2. The Epoch of Sky Woman
The Creation Story
Sustaining Creation (The Three Sisters)

3. Clans and the Epoch of the League
Haudenosaunee Clans
How a Clan Mother Came to Be

4. Crossover Ceremonies
Life Stages
Healing through Ceremony
The Crossover Ritual for Young Women
The Crossover Ritual for Young Men

5. Indigenous Strategies in the Global Arena
Our Oldest Home


Appendix 1: Letter to Jeanette Rodriguez from Wakerahkats:teh, Bear Clan Matron
Appendix 2: Tasks and Responsibilities of a Clan Mother

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