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The Mohawk Creation Story contains many things that are found in nature: water, the sky, plants, and animals. They have always inspired the Iroquois and are found on the objects that they decorate with glass beads. They are also symbols, in other words, images that represent ideas.

Let’s look at some of the symbols from the creation story:

The Twins

The Celestial Tree or Tree of Peace

The Sky Dome


Flowers and Plants

The Four Directions

The Turtle