Land Acknowledgement

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America.  We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.

from Cornell University's American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program

Haudenosaunee-Authored Resources (Links are to Cornell University Library access or Amazon)

Adams, Amber Meadow, (2020). “Yotsi’tsishon and the Language of the Seed in the Haudenosaunee Story of Earth’s Creation. English Language Notes 58(1):111-131.

Akwesasne Notes, ed., Basic Call to Consciousness (Summertown, TN: Native Voices, 2005). 

Brown, Beverly J., and Otieno Kisiera (eds.). Contemporary Iroquois Plant Uses as Discussed by Janice Longboat, Cecelia Mitchell, and Kevin White (Nazareth College, 2004).

Bruchac, Joseph (ed.). New Voices from the Longhouse: An Anthology of Contemporary Iroquois Writing (Ann Arbor: The Greenfield Review Press, 1989).

Cornelius, Carol. Iroquois Corn in a Culture-Based Curriculum: A Framework for Respectfully Teaching about Cultures (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999). 

Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force. Words That Come Before All Else: Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee.  (New York: Native North American Travelling College, 1992

Hill, Susan M. The Clay We Are Made Of: Haudenosaunee Land Tenure on the Grand River (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2017).

Hoover, Elizabeth. The River is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2017).

Mohawk, John. Iroquois Creation Story: John Arthur Gibson and J.N.B. Hewitt's Myth of the Earth Grasper (Buffalo, NY: Mohawk Publications, 2005).

Mohawk, John. Thinking in Indian: A John Mohawk Reader. Edited by José Barreiro. (Golden, CO: Fulcrum, 2010).

Mt. Pleasant, Jane.  Traditional Iroquois Corn: Its History, Cultivation, and Use (Ithaca: Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Engineering Service, Cooperative Extension, 2011).

Neighbor to Neighbor, Nation to Nation. Readings about the Relationship of the Onondaga Nation with Central New York, USA (Syracuse, NY: Neighbors of Onondaga Nation, 2014).

Nelson, Melissa K. Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future (Rochester, VT: Bear & Company, 2008).

Parker, Arthur C. Iroquois Uses of Maize and Other Food Plants (Albany, University of the State of New York, 1910)

Porter, Tom (Sakokwenónkwas). And Grandma Said: Iroquois Teachings as Passed Down through the Oral Tradition (Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2008).

Powless, Chief Irving, Jr. Who Are These People Anyway? (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2016).

Rodriquez, Jeanette and Iakoiane Wakerahkats:the. A Clan Mother's Call: Reconstructing Haudenosaunee Cultural Memory (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2017).

Six Nations Polytechnic, Conversations in Cultural Fluency:

Tehanetorens. Wampum Belts of the Iroquois (Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company, 1999).

Thomas, Jacob with Terry Boyle. Teachings from the Longhouse. (Toronto: Stoddart Publishing Co. Ltd., 1995).

Williams, Kayanesenh Paul. Kayanerenkó:wa: The Great Law of Peace (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2018).

Young, Kelly, Andrejs Kulnieks, and Dan Roronhiakewen Longboat. Contemporary Studies in Environmental and Indigenous Pedagogies: A Curricula of Stories and Place (Brill Academic Publishers, 2013).