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Native American (Hopi) Traditions – Rituals & Ceremonies: Wedding Ceremony

Native American (Hopi) Traditions – Rituals & Ceremonies: Wedding Ceremony

Www.Manataka.Org The Hopi Native girl, after undergoing important rites of adolescence, (usually between the age of 16 and 20) is ready to receive suitors. In former days it was customary to give an informal picnic on the day following an important ritual. If a girl had decided on a youth as a future mate, she […]

Native American (Navajo) Traditions – Childbirth

Native American (Navajo) Traditions – Childbirth

Www.Naho.Ca When Being with Child Do’s • Talk with “corn pollen” sprinkled words. • Have ceremonies. • Keep thoughts good. • Say dawn prayers daily. • Keep the peace. Don’ts • Argue with partner or others. • Allow bad thoughts to occupy mind for long periods of time. • Scold children. • Talk negatively or […]

Native American (Iroquois) Folklore – Ancient Clan System

Native American (Iroquois) Folklore – Ancient Clan System

An Iroquois Legend – Ancient Clan System Www.Firstpeople.Us At a time when the population of the Haudenosaunee increased so did the incidents of death. Tradition dictates that we grieve family members for a period of one year. However, the population grew so rapidly that our people found themselves constantly grieving. One family member would die […]