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  Mohawk Nation - Crystalinks
Mohawks like in other tribes have lost their native language and many left the reserve to mesh with the English Canadian culture.
The Mohawks, like many indigenous tribes in the Great Lakes region, wore a type of hair style in which all their hair would be cut off except for a narrow strip down the middle of the scalp.
According to traditional accounts the Mohawk leader Hiawatha was the first to accept the principles of peace preached by the prophet of peace, Peacemaker, who founded the Iroquois League.
www.crystalinks.com /mohawk2.html   (874 words)

  Mohawk nation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because of ongoing conflict with Anglo-American settlers infiltrating into the Mohawk Valley and outstanding treaty obligations to the Crown, the Mohawks generally fought against the United States during the American Revolutionary War, the War of the Wabash Confederacy, and the War of 1812.
The name "Mohawk" was perhaps bestowed upon the tribe by the Germans mercenaries who fought with the British troops, who, mistaking a personal name for the group name, started to call the Kanienkehaka "Moackh." An English corruption of pronunciation turned it into the familiar "Mohawk" which is still used today.
The Mohawks, like many indigenous tribes in the Great Lakes region, wore a type of hair style in which all their hair would be cut off except for a narrow strip down the middle of the scalp.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mohawk_tribe   (753 words)

 Facts for Kids: Mohawk Indians (Mohawks)
Yes, the Mohawk Indian tribe was one of the original members of the Iroquois Confederation, or Kanonsionni in their own language ("people of the longhouse.") The other member nations were the the Seneca, the Oneida, the Cayuga, and the Onondaga.
In times of war, Mohawk men shaved their heads except for a scalplock or a crest down the center of their head--the hairstyle known as a roach or a "Mohawk." Sometimes they augmented this haircut with splayed feathers or artificial roaches made of brightly dyed porcupine and deer hair.
The Mohawk and other Iroquois tribes were known for their mask carving, which is considered such a sacred art form that outsiders are still not permitted to view many of these masks.
www.geocities.com /bigorrin/mohawk_kids.htm   (1968 words)

 Mohawk Indian Tribe History
The purpose of the Dutch was admirably served, but the possession of firearms by the Mohawk and their confederates rendered it easy for them to conquer their adversaries, whom they routed and filled with terror not alone by the deadly effect but even by the there sound of these weapons, which hitherto had been unknown.
Thenceforth the Mohawk and their confederates became formidable adversaries and were victorious most everywhere, so that by 1660 the conquests of the Iroquois confederates, although they were not numerous, extended over nearly 600 leagues of territory.
The Mohawk villages were in the valley of Mohawk river, N. Y., from the vicinity of Schenectady nearly to Utica, and their territory extended north to the St Lawrence and south to the watershed of Schoharie creek and the east branch of the Susquehanna.
www.accessgenealogy.com /native/tribes/mohawk/mohawkhist.htm   (1687 words)

The Mohawks of the seventeenth century were the eastern-most of the five Iroquois nations, keepers of the eastern door of the confederacy known as the League of the Iroquois.
The Mohawk population declined by two-thirds in one decade.
The lower-valley Mohawks fled to Montreal, and were later granted a reserve at Tyendinaga, on the north shore of Lake Ontario.
www.webspawner.com /users/pbransonjesusanswer/americasindians.html   (1250 words)

The Huron tribe belonged to the Iroquoian linguistic group, and although the confederation of the five Iroquois nations was the product of the legendary Huron mystic, the Huron tribe never joined the Iroquois Confederacy.
Two years later the Mohawks again attacked and defeated the Mahican tribe, but the attack was not meant for the annihilation of the Mahican tribe.
The aggressive Mohawks zealously guarded their rights to the Dutch trade and the Onondagas, Oneidas and Cayugas were jealous of their Mohawk cousins.
www.motherbedford.com /Indian6.htm   (2888 words)

 I/P Updates: MOHAWK for Tribe Member's Cigarettes Suggests False Connection - News and Information for the ...
On the third factor, the Applicant argued that she is a member of the Mohawk tribe, that the Mohawk tribe issued a certificate to applicant’s employer, Native American Trading Associates, to manufacture and sell cigarettes, and that she has in turn licensed use of her MOHAWK mark to Native American Trading Associates.
The license and d/b/a certificate issued by the Mohawk tribe to Native American Trading Associates is not evidence that the tribe endorses or is a sponsor of the cigarettes applicant intends to sell.
In the absence of a specific commercial connection between the Mohawk tribe and applicant with respect to the goods involved herein, namely, cigarettes, we are unable to find the kind of commercial connection contemplated by Section 2(a).
ip-updates.blogspot.com /2006/08/mohawk-for-tribe-members-cigarettes.html   (931 words)

Regis Mohawk Tribe concurred with 1st ROD because it provided for excavation and dredging consistent with tribal standards and because it was a permanent remedy based on treatment of soils, sediments and sludges.
Mohawks have strongly argued that contaminated material in the landfill must be excavated and moved but they have been ignored.
Mohawks have complained that this is not a cleanup at all but a cover-up and certainly not a permanent solution.
www.northnet.org /atfe/gm.htm   (1018 words)

 Akwesasne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Mohawk were traditionally known as the "Keepers of the Eastern Door" of the Iroquois Confederacy.
Their original homeland was a section of the middle Mohawk Valley of New York State; their hunting territories extended north into the Adirondack Mountains and south almost to the present-day city of Oneonta.
Renewed interest in traditional Mohawk culture and language began in the 1930s, exemplified by the establishment of the Akwesasne Freedom School and the adoption of the Longhouse Religion.
www.cradleboard.org /sites/akwesasn.html   (1328 words)

The Mohawk Crisis is an event in Quebec history.
A hair style, supposedly worn by the Mohawk tribe, consisting of all of the hair shaved, except for a single narrow strip of varying length running from the forehead straight back.
This style is also famous for its association to punk fashion, when the hair is often dyed brilliant colours and the centre strip of hair worn so that it points straight up often to impressive height.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/m/mo/mohawk.html   (187 words)

 Kaniahkehake Mohawk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Mohawk are known as the Elder Brothers, which has significance when the Grand Council of Chiefs, composed of all fifty chiefs of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, meet to discuss matters of importance to the entire Confederacy.
The Mohawk were the first Nation to accept the Great Law of Peace from the Peacemaker as he and Aiionwatha (Hiawatha) journeyed to the Five Nations.
The Kahniakehake are known as the Keepers of the Eastern Door, for it is their duty to protect the Haudenosaunee Confederacy from trouble that may approach from the east.
www.peace4turtleisland.org /pages/mohawk.htm   (597 words)

 The history of the mohawk tribe.
The Mohawk tribe of Indians were one of many tribes that were part of the Iroquois Confederation and inhabited the area around the Great Lakes and parts of what is now Canada and the state of New York.
In their course of survival, the Mohawk tribe allied with the Dutch in the 17th century and later became allies of the English crown.
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe at the Saint Regis Reservation is the largest Mohawk organization and is governed by their own elected officials, which continue to be recognized by the United States federal government to this day.
www.indians.org /articles/the-mohawk-tribe.html   (324 words)

 St. Regis Mohawk Tribe: Tribal History
The Mohawk were traditionally the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Iroquois Confederacy, also known as the Six Nations Confederacy or Haudenosaunee.
In 1888, at a general council of the Six Nations Confederacy, the Saint Regis Tribe of Mohawks was formally adopted into the Confederacy as the successor of the Mohawks who had left for Canada a hundred years earlier with Brant.
Each tribe was given the opportunity to reject the IRA and the Saint Regis Mohawks did reject the Act of 1935.
www.srmt-nsn.gov /his.htm   (1322 words)

 Mohawk Language and the Mohawk Indian Tribe (Kanien'kehaka)
Mohawk is an Iroquoian language of the Northeast Woodlands.
As a complement to our Mohawk language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Mohawk people and various aspects of their society.
Mohawk history is interesting and important, but the Mohawks are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday.
www.native-languages.org /mohawk.htm   (348 words)

 Canku Ota - June 30, 2001 - Who Really Sported the First Mohawk?
Hamell says the first time the mohawk hairstyle is identified with the Mohawk tribe is in a book written in 1656 on the Mohawk Iroquois by a Dutch Reform church minister named Johannes Megatolensis.
The Mohawks are considered the easternmost tribe within the Iroquois/Six Nations Confederacy consisting of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora Nations.
The Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne is part of the Greater Mohawk Nation who presently live on a number of territories stretching along the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers, by Lake Ontario and beyond, all the way to Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
www.turtletrack.org /Issues01/Co06302001/CO_06302001_Mohawk.htm   (584 words)

 Mohawk biodiesel project to utilize casino's vegetable oil : ICT [2007/03/19]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Weber is optimistic that other tribes with casinos will use the Mohawk project as a model to conduct their own environmentally friendly practices.
When the tribe confirmed they'd be going ahead with the project, Weber began receiving phone calls and requests for interviews from across northern New York.
While the Mohawk biodiesel operation will be small in comparison with other plants around the country, it's a step in the right direction and the tribe is very proud.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1096414702&na=1296   (799 words)

 Mohawk casino expanding to 'destination resort' : ICT [2006/11/28]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Mohawk Bingo Palace, which opened in the early 1980s, has produced millions of dollars in revenue for the tribe, thanks to its Class II video gaming machines and high-stakes bingo games.
The tribe and its casino management have maintained over the years that they hoped to eventually expand the casino in order to attract more customers and better accommodate their current guests.
The tribe's medical clinic, for instance, no longer receives enough funding from state and federal programs to fully provide health care for its members and the tribe has had to contribute millions from its gaming revenue to cover the leftover costs.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1096414075   (895 words)

 Akwesasne Mohawk Casino
The 750-room Mohawk Mountain resort hotel and 160,000-square foot casino is to be built on Anawana Lake in the Catskills town of Thompson, near the site of Kutsher's Resort and Country Club.
Park Place will manage the Mohawk casino and resort for an initial term of seven years, which is renewable upon the consent of both parties.
In addition to finalizing a compact with the state, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe must receive the approval of the Bureau of Indian Affairs for its Land into Trust Application.
www.mohawkcasino.com /index.php?L=PRESS&F=VIEW&PID=21   (646 words)

 Waste Management in Indian Country - St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
While the tribe planned to build a transfer station, the new curbside collection program had to temporarily rely on a transfer station located off of the reservation.
Weber offered the following advice to other tribes: "If your regional representatives are not responsive, invite them to your reservation to build a relationship with them." The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe conducts a cultural sensitivity workshop—which is a weekend program designed to help individuals from outside the community understand the tribal perspective.
Finally, the St. Regis Mohawk tribe is developing a Solid Waste Management Plan to place its transfer station in a broader context.
www.epa.gov /epaoswer/non-hw/tribal/thirds/stregis2.htm   (1163 words)

 St. Regis Mohawk Tribe: Gaming Enterprises   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino has been open since April 1999 and is known affectionately as the North Country’s Favorite Playground.
Just ninety miles northwest of New York City, the St. Regis Mohawk Mountain Resort and Casino will be reminiscent of the Catskills' historic grand lodges of the past and will become a popular rustic getaway in the woods.
Nestled within the rolling hills and wooded uplands, the St. Regis Mohawk Casino Resort will be a high quality entertainment destination consistent with those of the Catskills' storied past.
fasprint.com /srmt/game.htm   (239 words)

The Mohawk, a tribe of the Northeastern Culture Area, lived in the mid-Mohawk River Valley of upstate New York and Vermont.
The Mohawk raised crops of corn, beans and squash; and while corn provided the majority of their food, Mohawk women collected many varieties of wild foods.
The Mohawk were members of the League of Six nations, also known as the Iroquois Confederacy.
www.scsc.k12.ar.us /2002Outwest/NaturalHistory/Projects/LachowskyR/Mohawk.htm   (338 words)

 mohawk language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Mohawk Nation is one of the "older brothers" of the Iroquois Confederacy and are known as the "People of the Flint".
Mohawk is a Native American language spoken in the United States...
Mohawk is a Native American language spoken in the United States and...Find thousands of free online definitions and reference guides at TheFreeDictionary.com.
www.english-learner.com /articles/26/mohawk-language.html   (463 words)

 St. Regis Mohawk Tribe: News & Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The legislation’s approval enabled the Tribe to begin making plans for the transition of child protective service cases from the County.
Cases involving Mohawk children will then be forwarded to the Tribe’s Department of Social Services for investigation and determination of suspected instances of child abuse and neglect.
The Tribe will also assume all adult cases in the Fall of 2005 after the staff receive the required training in protective services for adults.
www.stregismohawktribe.com /press_releases/pr_060205-1.html   (516 words)

 St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Code, Public Finance Act of 1995
The depositories for funds under the control of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe shall be the Key Bank, Massena, New York, Fleet Bank, Massena, New York, and the Bank of Montreal, Cornwall Island Ontario, or such other banking institutions which the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe deems appropriate.
The following appointed and elected officials of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe are authorized to sign checks or financial instruments in such circumstances and amount limitations as may be determined by resolution of the Tribal Council.
All appropriate claims against the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and against its funds shall be verified by the claimant and shall be approved by a Tribal representative who has personal knowledge of the receipt of goods or services before the same are paid.
www.narf.org /nill/Codes/stregiscode/stregisfinance.htm   (2114 words)

While the State and tribe have reached a memorandum of understanding, the plan still needs federal approval to be enacted, and Schumer said he will do everything in his power to work with his federal colleagues to move the deal forward.
Under the agreement reached by the State and the tribe, the Mohawks would be allowed to open a new casino at the former Kutsher's Country Club outside Monticello, and to add slot machines to the Akwesasne Casino.
Schumer said his meeting with the Mohawk tribe is intended to open lines of communication and discuss what steps are needed to move the deal forward.
www.senate.gov /~schumer/SchumerWebsite/pressroom/press_releases/PR01680.html   (644 words)

 The Oneida Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
The On yote a ka (Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin) is a member of the Iroquois Confederacy, indigenous to central New York state.
The Oneida Tribe is a federally recognized Indian Nation of 14,533 members, one-third of whom live on or near the 65,000 acre semi-rural reservation.
Oneida silverware is not derived from the Oneida Tribe.
www.jefflindsay.com /Oneida.shtml   (3400 words)

 Indian Gaming > St. Regis Mohawk Tribe plans casino expansion
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York announced a t $100 million-plus expansion of the casino on its reservation.
The tribe also will add a 400-room hotel, several new restaurants, a meeting space, retail space and an events center.
Separately, the tribe is pursuing an off-reservation casino in Catskills, about 90 minutes north of New York City.
www.indianz.com /IndianGaming/2006/016591.asp   (187 words)

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