Stuffed mushrooms taste fantastic. They are such a versatile dish as well. You can serve them as an appetizer or as a side dish. They are perfect for potluck dinners or buffets, as well as all kinds of parties.
The Great Peacemaker founded the Haudenosaunee, aka the Iroquois Confederacy, a union of several Native American tribes residing in today's Upstate NY. The Peacemaker symbolically uprooted a white pine tree & the people were asked to throw weapons of war into the pit where the tree had been and replanted the tree. It's referred to as The Great Tree of Peace. The Peacemaker placed an eagle atop The Great Tree of Peace to be a guardian who warns of any danger to the peace of the Haudenosaunee.
"Gayanashagowa" (Great Law of Peace) of the Iroquois (or Haudenosaunee) Six Nations (Oneida, Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, the Seneca and Tuscarora) is the oral constitution whereby the Iroquois Confederacy was bound together. (America, northern continent)
Each individual is connected with nine different animals that will accompany each person through life, acting as guides. A totem animal is one that is with you for life, both in the physical and spiritual world. Though people may identify with different animal guides throughout their lifetimes, it is this one totem animal that acts as the main guardian spirit. This Animal Guide offers power and wisdom to the individual when they "communicate” with it, conveying their respect and trust.
Why do we call USA Turtle Island? Here is a lunar diagram of a turtle’s shell: thirteen moons on top center, surrounded by 28 days. Indigenous people worldwide, including the Cherokee, have used the turtle to keep track of time and to represent the mother earth crust upon which we live and gain our sustenance.
Gallery: Eastern Tribes Hiawatha's Arrival Hiawatha's arrival by the Detroit Photo Company, 1904. Hiawatha was a pre-historical 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. Vintage image restored by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.