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.

// Here where native women of the Iroquois Nation gathered in 1590 to demand an end to war among tribes. Here where Harriet Tubman lived and aided the underground railroad in the 1800s // from peacecampherstory.blogspot.com

// Here where native women of the Iroquois Nation gathered in 1590 to demand an end to war among tribes. Here where Harriet Tubman lived and aided the underground railroad in the 1800s // from peacecampherstory.blogspot.com

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.

smoke dance- Haudenosaunee. He is using a drum called a water drum.

smoke dance- Haudenosaunee. He is using a drum called a water drum.

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