Uhnawiyúʔkye Skarù·ręʔ - Tuscarora Nation Of North Carolina
Raθkwarúhahs rayá·θę haʔ rawę̀·ruʔ wahratahsnęhà·wiʔ haʔ čárhuʔ.
"Hiccory Nuts have very hard Shells, but excellent sweet Kernels. These Nuts are gotten, in great Quantities, by the Savages, and laid up for Stores, of which they make several Dishes. They take these Nuts, and break them very small betwixt two Stones, till the Shells and Kernels are indifferent small; And this Powder you are presented withal in their Cabins, in little wooden Dishes; the Kernel dissolves in your Mouth, and the Shell is spit out." ~ John Lawson, among the Tuscarora, 1710
Kuhserhęhé·θuʔ is our word for the month of December. In our language, it means "Long Winter."
Lakola Cook and Duane Brayboy, both of Bear Clan, teach the children about our past and present to strengthen them for the future. Lakola has arranged for the children a series of Native presenters and activities for Native American Heritage Month.
Photo credit: Justin Meissen
Tuscarora Nation Pow Wow
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