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Iroquois History and Legends

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Oct 7, 2018

In this episode we give the background on how the native peoples of the American Continent dealt with the Euro-Americans during the first decade of the 19th Century.  New leaders will rise.  John Norton, a Scottish-Cherokee who became a Mohawk and Tecumseh a Shawnee leader who had a vision to unite all tribes together...


Aug 12, 2018

During a Delaware invasion into Cayuga territory, the area peoples rally to defeat a foe bent on revenge. The battle will culminate at the edge of the highest waterfall on this side of the continent. 

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Retold, based on the account by Rev. D. H. Hamilton

The falls of Taughannock : containing a complete...


Jul 24, 2018

In 1799 a Seneca man lay on his death bed.  But remarkably he recovered very quickly.  Then he began sharing with others that he thought that the Great Spirit had visited him. For the rest of his life Handsome Lake would begin a religious revival amongst his people.

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The Code of Handsome Lake arranged by Ely...


Jul 19, 2018

This time we will be doing a short biography on the life of Cornplanter the Seneca General.  He went from feared enemy of the United States to a powerful diplomat working with President Washington to ensure peace and friendship between their two peoples.


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GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J....


Jun 28, 2018

After the Treaty of Big Tree Red Jacket takes a very anti-Christian and anti-American world view.  His later life is marked by triumphs in defending his nation and personal tragedy.  In his final years his views on Christianity begin to change.  Listen for the conclusion of this two part series and see how he saved the...