reading of the Great Law from the
Wampum is very important and honourable.
Some Indians won't read the Great Law in
its written form because it says it should be
recited every five years from the Wampum
records. That’s the way it had to be done
originally because there was no written
language. Now that there is a written
language Deganawida would have certainly
recommended and urged that the people
read the Great Law often. There are Chiefs
who don’t even know they are violating the
law because they refuse to read it in its written form.