Forest Landscape

Stories and Teachings

The Story of the Strawberry

Mohawk storyteller Kay Olan describes the significance of the Strawberry in Mohawk culture.  One of four traditional stories by Kay, recorded by Katsitsionni Fox for Kanatsiohareke's annual Strawberry Festival, June  2021.

How the Birds got their Songs

A beautiful tale about the hermit thrush, its lovely song, and some  important lessons it learned in getting that song.

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Okwarikowa - the Great Monster Bear

A favorite traditional story about bravery, loyalty, and adventure - where some brave children step up, conquer their fears and save their people.

The Tale of the Village Dogs

Behind the scenes in a traditional Haudenosaunee village - some mischievous plans by man's best friends go hilariously awry.

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