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  • The Iroquois And The Iroquois Confederacy

    Northeast was home to several different Native American tribes. Among the groups of Northeast Native Americans were the Iroquois, which were the second largest group in the area. The meaning of the word “Iroquois” is unknown. What is also unclear is the Iroquois origins and exactly when the Iroquois League (League of the Longhouse or People of the Longhouse) first started. Sometime between the 1400’s and 1600’s the formation of the Iroquois League began as a result of multiple wars. Iroquois accounts describe wars between the Five Nations and other tribes called, “mourning wars.” Many were killed during raids and others for revenge; some were taken by families that lost a relative. The original “Five Nations” or tribes of the Iroquois…

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  • Iroquois Tribe Essay

    The Iroquois: Culture and Myth When people are told to think of ideas associated with Native Americans, common terms are usually things such as scalping, red skin, weird religions, and uncivilized. However, these terms are all very stereotypical. Yes, there are a few tribes that match these descriptions, but the majority are peaceful and modern. One of these peaceful and modern tribes is the Iroquois. The Iroquois tribe is most likely one of the oldest and most well known of Native American…

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  • The Iroquois: Haudenosaunee

    The Iroquois, now known as the Haudenosaunee, (before, they were known as Kanonsionni, or the people of the longhouse), were an important Native American group that lived in North America long before the Europeans arrived. Composed of five, and later six tribes, (or nations), the Iroquois lived in the eastern woodlands as far back as 1000 A.D. The Iroquois lived in the Eastern Woodlands, in what is now New York. Their land was comprised of large forests located just south of Lake Ontario.…

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  • The Iroquois Creation Story

    a. Baym). The Iroquois were originally made up of five (5) nations: the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onon-daga, and Seneca Indians. These groups later added the tribe of the Tuscaroras and thus formed the Six Nations. The Six Nations were formed around 1450 under the leadership of Dekanawida and Hiawatha. The Six Nations were referenced as the People of the Longhouse (Haudenosaunee in Seneca, and Kanosoni in Mohawk), mainly because of their type of housing. Longhouse, housing complex, housed many…

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  • DBQ Summary: The Six Nations Of The Iroquois Confederacy

    Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy had a significant impact on their area of origin, upstate New York, and parts of the surrounding Northeast U.S.. The Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora peoples comprised the Six Nations of the Confederacy after 1722. Their importance on the original American frontier varied throughout the decades of their prominence. However, during the onset of the American Revolution, the Iroquois faced a deeply troubling and confederacy shattering…

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  • Essay On Native American Life Before The Algonquians

    bands ranging from one to three hundred members”. Families lived together in wigwams “made of bent saplings covered with birch bark”. Not only did a husband, wife, and their family reside in these structures, but their married sons and their families lived there also. “Both the Iroquois and the Algonquians had strong tribal identities above and beyond the basic nuclear families.” Kinship ties established many tribe members’ positions in the society…

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  • Summary Of Marcella Joy's Creation Story

    In the Iroquois story, these is the pregnant women who is taken down into the second world, the world of darkness, and her prodigy becomes the twin boys who represent good and evil. She expires as the twins enter the dark world by compulsion. That is the end of her. The portrayal of this woman is more of a catalyst to the birth of the twins whereas, the female character in the Navajo creation story is more of a central player. In the Navajo tale, the woman is known as Changing Woman and she…

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  • The Indian Village Of Secoton, By Amerigo Vespucci

    They are referred to as savages, barbarians and even demonic. After being taken Jogues was tormented by “hunger, Fiercely burning heat, and the threats and hatred… (514).” Many died from the torture of the Natives, their cruel punishments and tortuous left “ pain in [their] wounds…, became putrid(514).” This very negative image appears for the Iroquois Native Americans, their attempts to tear through flesh and expose bone is exposed make them unlike humans and more barbaric and uncivilized.…

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  • Building Our Nation One Conflict At A Time Analysis

    Indians’ part. The Mohawks, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga and Seneca tribes formed a group called the Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee, or League of Iroquois. This “league” was run by 50 representatives from the tribes and was considered “the most democratic nation of its time.” The Iroquois signed a peace treaty between the English and the five nations. Yet, there was still not complete peace between them. In 1679 Virginia accused the Oneida tribe of violating the treaty by stealing the colonists’ provisions…

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  • Great Law Of Peace Vs Constitution Essay

    The Great Law of Peace Vs the Constitution Introduction The Great Law of Peace served as the constitution of the Iroquois Republic. The Republic was comprised of 5 Indian tribes, namely, Seneca, Mohawks, Oneidas, Cayugas and Onondagas (Minahan 20). Later on, the Republic was joined by another tribe, Tuscarora to become the League of 6 Nations. The purpose for establishing the Iroquois Republic was based on the need to foster peace among the Indian community as the groups had engaged in bloody…

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