A wolf clan member of the Mohawk and a wolf clan member of the Seneca nation are still considered relatives. Family names and clans are passed down from mother to child. For example if a man belonging to the turtle clan were to marry a woman of the wolf clan the children would be of the wolf clan.
In the center of the logo are the principle Mohawk clans: Turtle (Fire Keeper of the Mohawk Nation), his brother, the Wolf and his cousin, the Bear. A clan is a family group through which lineage can be traced. The Snipe is not a Mohawk clan but is shown out of respect for its’ many members who reside on the Saint Regis Mohawk Reservation.