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The Clearings and The Woods: The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Landscape – Gendered and Balanced

  • Robert W. Venables
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Abstract

The core homeland of the Haudenosaunee, also known as the Iroquois, stretches east to west across what is now upstate New York State (Fig.2.1). Haudenosaunee (“Ho-deh-no-show’-knee”) means “People of the Longhouse” (Powless 2000:14). “Iroquois” was originally a pejorative used by Algonquian Indian enemies of the Haudenosaunee meaning “real adders” – that is, really nasty killers (Hewitt 1969a:I, 617).

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Notes

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank my friend Chief Irving Powless, Jr. (Onondaga Nation), for all the insights he has shared since we met in 1971. Without his patient guidance, this chapter and indeed my entire career since 1971 would not have taken the path that it has. I would also like to thank my friend of three decades, John Kahionhes Fadden (Mohawk Nation), for his wonderful and perceptive portrayals of three significant spiritual and physical insights of the Haudenosaunee worldview.

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  1. 1.Retired, Department of Landscape ArchitectureCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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