Hiawatha: The Hiawatha Belt -Hiawatha (also known as Ayenwatha, Aiionwatha, or Haiëñ'wa'tha in Onondaga)[1] was a pre-colonial Native American leader and co-founder of the Iroquois confederacy. Depending on the version of the narrative, he was a leader of the Onondaga, or the Mohawk or both. According to some versions, he was born an Onondaga, but adopted into the Mohawk. I am smidge Mohawk, and Cherokee.

Hiawatha: The Hiawatha Belt -Hiawatha (also known as Ayenwatha, Aiionwatha, or Haiëñ'wa'tha in Onondaga)[1] was a pre-colonial Native American leader and co-founder of the Iroquois confederacy. Depending on the version of the narrative, he was a leader of the Onondaga, or the Mohawk or both. According to some versions, he was born an Onondaga, but adopted into the Mohawk. I am smidge Mohawk, and Cherokee.

OUR BELT!!   The Aionwá:tha (Hiawatha) Wampum Belt symbolizes the founding of the Iroquois Confederacy.

OUR BELT!! The Aionwá:tha (Hiawatha) Wampum Belt symbolizes the founding of the Iroquois Confederacy.

It is not known if my 10th Great Grandfather, John Russell(1585-1676), sailed to the United States prior to his son William Russell or at the same time.  He is listed as a Freeman of Massachusetts Bay in 1636.  It is said that New Bedford, Massachusetts is named after his family in England, the Dukes of Bedford.  He and his family are the first of my ancestors to arrive in the United States.

It is not known if my 10th Great Grandfather, John Russell(1585-1676), sailed to the United States prior to his son William Russell or at the same time. He is listed as a Freeman of Massachusetts Bay in 1636. It is said that New Bedford, Massachusetts is named after his family in England, the Dukes of Bedford. He and his family are the first of my ancestors to arrive in the United States.

Throughout the winter of 1675-76, Native Americans attacked and destroyed more frontier settlements in their effort to expel the English colonists.  The spring of 1676 marked the high point for the combines tribes when, on March 12, they attacked Plymouth Plantation. They attacked three more settlements: Longmeadow(near Springfield), Marlborough, and Simsbury. The Nine Men's Misery in Cumberland, RI where Ct. Pierce's men were tortured and the Capital Providence burned to the ground on March…

Throughout the winter of 1675-76, Native Americans attacked and destroyed more frontier settlements in their effort to expel the English colonists. The spring of 1676 marked the high point for the combines tribes when, on March 12, they attacked Plymouth Plantation. They attacked three more settlements: Longmeadow(near Springfield), Marlborough, and Simsbury. The Nine Men's Misery in Cumberland, RI where Ct. Pierce's men were tortured and the Capital Providence burned to the ground on March…

Empress Maud (Matilda) was never Queen.  She called herself the Lady of the English

Empress Maud (Matilda) was never Queen. She called herself the Lady of the English

vintage c. 1920s Native American Indian loomed beadwork fragment by MouseTrapVintage, $24.00

vintage c. 1920s Native American Indian loomed beadwork fragment by MouseTrapVintage, $24.00

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