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Orginal Publication Date

1984

Journal Title

Explorations in Ethnic Studies

Volume

7

Issue

ees/vol7/iss1

First Page

32

Last Page

33

Abstract

Herzog's article is organized around three threads which she proposes as useful for strengthening the fabric of contemporary U.S. society. The three threads, teased from an exploration of a portion of the Dekanawida-Hayonwatha stories (narrative and ritual of the Haudenosaunee) are: 1. the high status of women in Haudenosaunee society 2. the understanding of statecraft as a sacred responsibility toward all creation 3. peace as justice and wholeness in the social order. The threads found in stories dating back to about the 15th century provide a view of beliefs denominated by the Haudenosaunee society as being praiseworthy and of good report.

Rights

Copyright, ​©EES, The National Association for Ethnic Studies, 1984

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