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Author Rodriguez, Jeanette, 1954-
Title A clan mother's call : reconstructing Haudenosaunee cultural memory / Jeanette Rodriguez ; with Iakoiane Wakerakats:teh, Condoled Bear Clan Mother of the Kanien'keha:ka Nation.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2017]

Author Rodriguez, Jeanette, 1954-
Series SUNY series in critical Haudenosaunee studies.
Subject Wakerakatste, Iakoiane.
Iroquois Indians.
Iroquois women -- Biography.
Iroquois Indians -- Social life and customs.
Mohawk women -- Biography.
Mohawk Indians -- Social life and customs.
Indian women -- North America -- History.
Sex role -- North America.
Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies.
Alt Name Wakerakatste, Iakoiane,
Description 1 online resource (xii, 116 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Call of the Earth Mother; 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; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Letter to Jeanette Rodriguez from Wakerahkats:teh, Bear Clan Matron.
Appendix 2: Tasks and Responsibilities of a Clan Mother; Notes; Works Cited; About the Authors; Index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 13, 2017).
ISBN 9781438466255 (electronic book)
1438466250 (electronic book)
9781438466231 (hardcover alkaline paper)
ISBN/ISSN 99974869312
OCLC # 982373822
Additional Format Print version: Rodriguez, Jeanette, 1954- Clan mother's call. Albany : State University of New York Press, 2017 9781438466231 (DLC) 2016041496.

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