Traditional Mohiigan Wedding Ceremony

Wolfeboro New Hampshire

Native American Wedding Ceremony (Traditional)



Shechaim OhjieshanWalkingfox


Tah (Donna),

after a wedding ceremony

Words from a native American wedding ceremony?

Words from a Spiritual Leader of (The Mohiigans (Maïngan People)

For our Native American wedding ceremony?

At a time when the couple is ready

and the wedding party is set around the prayer altar

each in turn may exchange their love and vowels to each other,

the female has the choice as to who will start first.

The Spiritual leader performing the blessed event, in our tribe,  will first speak to

Creator in our tongue, than English for each section of the wedding ceremony.

The words chosen by the couple while acceptance this ceremony, are not as important as the words by the couple.

And the tribal sacred words from the Spiritual leader to the couple and Creator, what the words are of course, is a very guarded secret sacred ceremony.

The Eastern Woodland American Native Wedding Ceremony, this must be said because this is only speaking about our people.

There are still over 500 tribes in Indian Country that

have permission to be recognized.


at least as many that the government is still trying to eliminate

by not recognizing.

there are about 500 ceremony ways they may have to their native weddings and

I have been to many of them.

Our wedding ceremony,

a Traditional Wedding,

should be something like many of the others.

However, it is not like the Funeral ceremony, because the public may enjoy the complete ceremony of native and non-native a like, with the permission of the couple.

The beginning and ending prayer, like most sacred prayers should never be recorded.

This is the leader and the couples request for marriage to Creator and thanks to Creator at the ceremony.

The prayer can be filmed just not the words.

Only the Spiritual leader and the couple for the Creators blessing at the beginning, everyone will be blessed by Creator at the end of the ceremony.

If you are being groomed for our ceremony please understand, this can take from a few days to at least a month.

By studying correctly you will, knowing that you will be blessed.

Remember, only Creator can bless!

Someone, in the favor with the couple, should gift a blanket, this person must also attend at least some of the pre ceremony to learn the why and how of the blessed event.

Everyone gifting at the time of and with the permission of the Spiritual leader and the couple should attend at least some of the pre ceremony.

Sometimes the families and/or friends wish to gift a

Turtle Rattle,




Sweet grass,


Tobacco for the ceremony.

As with the funeral ceremony, both families can asked to help with the meal after.

Anyone asking to, can join in the meal and whatever plans after the wedding.

Native American pre marriage ceremonies

The pre marriage meetings for our people is not a requirement for marriage, it is a request from the spiritual leader because it helps the couple to have a relaxed and enjoyable day.

At this meeting the couple and any member of the soon to be wedding, will learn everything that will take place on that blessed day, the couple and any person directly involved will then know what is expected of them by Creator during the wedding.

The couple will learn where to stand and why, will learn about the regalia and why it is used and all of the sacred blessings from Creator through your ancestors.

That said,

please remember, whatever happens during the wedding will not be judged, after all it is a fun, loving, first day for the rest of your lives.

2 thoughts on “Traditional Mohiigan Wedding Ceremony

  1. Having officiated a little over a month ago at a Quaker wedding service not all that far from yours, I very much appreciate the perspectives you present here. May the couple enjoy many, many good years together!


    • Jnana Hodson
      Thank-you for your comment my friend.
      I am not a bit surprised to find that Quaker, Mennonites and the Amish ceremonies are indeed very much alike.
      All four cultures are down to earth and fear (love), Their God.
      I have often been blessed to marry couples, seated along side of elders (Mennonites), while they in turn sit alongside of our people and all enjoy a marriage feast after.
      Have not had the pleasure of the company of the Amish or the Quaker religion yet.
      I and sure that they both are also a blessings from God.
      The photo in the posting ( Donna and I), is of a wedding of a couple from my people and my last service before retirement to Florida back in 2004 or so?

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