They say that
“You cannot teach old dog new tricks!”
“I must now disagree!”
This has been buried in the back of my mind for over 40 years?
I watched this series on TV and once again my poor little brain was rattled back to yet another memory!
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SERIES PREMIERE: NATIVE AMERICA
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At the intersection of modern science and Native knowledge is a new vision of the world created by America’s First Peoples. NATIVE AMERICA reaches back 15,000 years to reveal cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents, and a past whose story has for too long remained untold.
Symbolism Of 2 Governments
As colonial leaders such as Ben Franklin an Thomas Jefferson visited with the Haudenosaunee.
At these meetings, the chiefs discussed how our government works. These meetings provided a framework for the 13 colonies to form a similar alliance to be free. The old ones said, that the new government borrowed these symbols because they had none of their own.
White House Onondaga wampum belts
Onondaga wampum belts
meaning of the Onondaga wampum belts
The flag of the Iroquois represents the Hiawatha wampum belt.
The belt is comprised of thirty eight rows, having a heart as a great tree in the center, on either side there are two squares, all are connected with the heart by white rows of wampum. The belt is the emblem of unity among the Five Nations.
The first square on the left represents the Mohawk Nation, Keeper of the Eastern Door.
The inner square on the left, nearest the heart represents the Oneida Nation. The white tree in the middle represents the Onondaga Nation. This tree also means that the heart of the Five Nations is single in loyalty to the Great Law of Peace. The Great Peace is lodged in the heart, meaning that the Haudenosaunee council fire is to burn at Onondaga, serving as the capitol of the Haudenosaunee. It also means that the authority is given to advance the cause of peace. The inner square to the right of the heart represents the Cayuga Nation. The last square, the one furthest to the right represents the Seneca Nation, known as Keeper of the Western Door.