08 April 2010

The Great Good Way


Ayonwatha Wampum Belt

known to the European invaders & settlers as
"The Iroquois Constitution" ~ "The Great Law of Peace"

This translation of Kaianereh'ko:wa should only be read
as a guide to understanding what it is about.

Part 1

The Great Binding Law
Rights, Duties and Qualifications of Lords
Election of Pine Tree Chiefs
Names, Duties and Rights of War Chiefs

Part 2

Clans and Consanguinity
Official Symbolism
Laws of Adoption
Laws of Emigration
Rights of Foreign Nations

Part 3

Rights and Powers of War
Treason or Secession of a Nation
Rights of the People of the Five Nations
Religious Ceremonies Protected
The Installation Song
Protection of the House
Funeral Addresses

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