Wahta Mohawks
Wahta Mohawk Territory
Box 260, Bala, Ontario, Canada, P0C 1A0
Phone 705-756-2354 Fax 705-756-2376

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Wahta Mohawks Pure Maple Syrup

Maple syrup has long been part of the Mohawk diet as far back as the early 1700's. Cutting the trees, gathering the sap in bark containers and boiling it until it turned to syrup. It was described as very healing and almost  always has a burnt taste. The Maple ceremony in March is devoted to giving thanks to the Creator for this sweet healthy treat. The one day ceremony begins with the Ohen;ton Kariwatchkwen and tobacco burning. The Maple sap is passed around, and then the dancing begins. Drinking the sap of the maple tree during the ceremony is believed to have a cleansing effect on the body. In Wahta the dances include the Great Feather Dance, The Woman's Dance and the Food and Pigeon Dance. Afterwards is the closing thanks followed by the meal. 

Above, Wahta Mohawks Maple Syrup Products

Left and Below, two employees bottling maple syrup

You can purchase Wahta Mohawks Pure Maple Syrup by visiting our gift shop at the Wahta Mohawk Administration Office or at Iroquois Cranberry Growers. You can also email your request.

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