Ongweoweh culture

Moieties and clans of the Ongweoweh. Clans were divided into two basic moieties, group A consisting of Bear, Turtle, Beaver and Wolf. In group B were Deer, Snipe, Heron and Hawk. The clans were exogamous and in ancient times complex rules of marriage dictated who could marry whom.

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Onödowága’
(Seneca)

  • Hatinyáhteh (Turtle)
  • Hotitsoníka (Bear)
  • Honóthayonih (Wolf)
  • Hotínehsiyo (Snipe)
  • Hotíkekeka (Beaver)
  • Hotíswekaiyo (Hawk)
  • Hotínyokwiyo (Deer) the conquered and adopted ? Hurons
  • Honotáeoka (Heron)

Gayogohó:no’
(Cayuga)

  • Kanyáhte (Turtle)
  • Ohnyákwai (Bear)
  • Othahyóni (Wolf)
  • Towístawi (Snipe)
  • Nyakanyákoh (Beaver)
  • Tewenhéka (Ball)
  • Hotiswekáiyo (Hawk)
  • Tewáhohtes (Deer)
  • Kóte (Eel)
  • Skayatíka (Heron)

Onundagaono
(Onondaga)

  • Hatíenyáhte (Turtle)
  • Honáhkwái (Bear)
  • Honatháhyóni (Wolf)
  • Tahwístawis (Snipe)
  • Hatíétaks (Beaver)
  • Tewenhéka (Ball)
  • Hotiswékáiyo (Hawk)
  • Skenetóhéno (Deer)
  • Akotená (Eel)

Onyota’a:ka
(Oneida)

  • Latinyáhte (Turtle)
  • Lotisklewáke (Bear)
  • Lotikwáho (Wolf)

Kanien’kehá:ka
(Mohawk)

  • Ratinyáhte (Turtle)
  • Rotishkeréwake (Bear)
  • Rotikwáho (Wolf)
  • Rotinehsíyo (Snipe) * Possible descendants of some conquered Iroquoian group
  • Tsyaníto (Beaver) * Possible descendants of some conquered Iroquoian group
  • Ahténo (Ball) * Possible descendants of some conquered Iroquoian group
  • Rotihswakaríyo (Hawk) * Possible descendants of some conquered Iroquoian group
  • Rotihskenóto (Deer) * Possible descendants of some conquered Iroquoian group
  • Rotinyáhto (Eel) * Possible descendants of some conquered Iroquoian group

* Refers to clan names that were not originally Mohawk.

Heimildir:

First Nations Histories, 1997.
http://www.tolatsga.org/Compacts.html

Languagegeek.com, 2004.
http://www.languagegeek.com/

Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1851/1995. The League of the Iroquois. North Diton MA, JG Press.

Native Languages of the Americas, 2007.
http://www.native-languages.org/

Snow, Dean R. 1995. The Iroquois. Cambridge MA, Blackwell Publishers.

Trigger, Bruce (1978). Handbook of North American Indians: Northeast, vol. 15. Washington, Smithsonian Institution.

Trigger, Bruce 1969/1990. The Huron: Farmers of the North. Fort Worth, TX, The Dryden Press.

Wikipedia, 2007.
http://en.wikipedia.org/

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