I am Haohyoh, (Ken Maracle), a faith keeper of the Lower Cayuga Longhouse and a member of the Cayuga Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, Deer Clan.
I have been making reproduction Wampum Belts for more than 30 years. I also make Condolence Canes, Horn Rattles, Water Drums, Traditional Headdresses and more.
I speak the Cayuga language and I am knowledgeable about the history of Wampum and the history of my people.
For many years I have studied The Great Law, Longhouse Traditions, Haudenosaunee history, Condolence Ceremony and Longhouse Ceremonies.
I have been so fortunate in my life to have known elders that so unselfishly shared their knowledge with me. It is now time for me to pass on that knowledge to others.
I am honoured and priveleged to say thank you to these respected elders for being a part of my life and sharing their wisdom with me;
Reg Henry, Marge Henry, Jake Thomas, Elliot Crawford, Jim Styres and my beautiful mother Isabelle Maracle.
I have given cultural presentations and/or wampum workshops for various organizations and schools throughout NY State, Ontario and BC.
I can teach workshops on how to make any of the following:
1. Wampum beads from the quahog shell
2. Replica Wampum Belts
3. Iroquoian style horn rattles
4. Traditional Iroquoian Gahsdo:wah (headdress)
5. Condolence Cane
6. Water Drums
I am also qualified to teach classes in:
Longhouse Teachings, Iroquoian history, Condolence Ceremony, Roll Call of the Confederacy and more.
My work is on display at many different museums throughout the US and Canada. Listed below are just a few of the many places where you can view my creations.
Akwesasne Museum - Hogansburg, NY
Canadian Museum of Civilization - Gatineau, QC
Glenn Burnie Historic House - Winchester, VA
National Museum of Dance - Saratoga Springs, NY
Native American Centre - Buffalo, NY
New York State Museum - Albany NY
Oneida Nation Museum - De Pere, WI
Plymouth Historical Museum - Plymouth, MI
Seneca Iroquois Museum - Salamanca, NY
Seneca Niagara Casino - Niagara Falls, NY
Woodland Cultural Centre - Brantford, ON
National Museum of The American Indian - Washington, DC
Visit our store to view or purchase any of my creations: http://wampumshop.startlogic.com/store