antlers – These are placed on the chiefs headdress to show title in his community.
arrows – Symbol used to show the union of the 5 nations as they are bundled together.
beans – One of the 3 sisters. These foods give life to the people.
bear – One of the 9 Onondaga Clans.
beaver – One of the 9 Onondaga Clans.
Cayuga – People of the Swamp
chief – Hoya’neh
clan – The way families are identified. Each person receives their clan from their mother.
clan mother – Goya’neh
corn – One of the 3 sisters. These foods give life to the people.
deer – One of the 9 Onondaga Clans.
eagle – The Peacemaker placed the eagle on top of the tree of peace to warn the Haudenosaunee to warn of any dangers.
eel – One of the 9 Onondaga Clans.
Firekeepers – One of the duties of the Onondaga Nation is to keep the council fire burning.
George Washington – Hanadaga’yas
Haudenosaunee – People of the Longhouse
hawk – One of the 9 Onondaga Clans.
heron – One of the 9 Onondaga Clans.
Iroquois – Haudenosaunee
Indian – citizens of India
lacrosse – The “Creator’s Game”
Longhouse – Ganuhsesgeh
Moccasin – Ahdahgwa’onhweh or The Real Shoes
Mohawks – Keepers of the Eastern Door
Oneida – People of the Standing Stone
Ononda’ge’gah – People of the Hills – The Firekeepers
Peacemaker – The Peacemaker traveled throughout the 5 nations and united the 5 nations to live in peace and harmony.
rattle – Usually made out of an animal horn and is used in songs.
Seneca – Keepers of the Western Door
Six Nations – Haudenosaunee
snipe – One of the 9 Onondaga Clans.
snow snake – A winter game where men throw thin wooden snakes down a track of snow the furthest.
Turtle – One of the 9 Onondaga Clans.
turtle rattle – A sacred rattle used in ceremonies.
wampum – method to record events made out of purple and white shells.