Iroquois. Aldina Hunjic , Atziry Ayala, Erika Cadme , Monica Kim. People of the Longhouse.
AldinaHunjic, Atziry Ayala, Erika Cadme, Monica Kim
The Iroquois are a league of Native American nations in North America. They are also known as the Haudenosaunee, which means “People of the Longhouse”. The Iroquois were a matriarchal society. This means that women had a lot of power within the clans.
The Iroquois League was formed between 1450 and 1600.The original Iroquois League consisted of five Native American nations: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca. Then, in 1722, Tuscarora joined this league.
According to legends, Dekanawida (Great Peacemaker) and Hiawatha united the bickering Iroquois nations.
The Iroquois lived in northeastern United States and Canada, which consisted of New York, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, North Carolina, southern Quebec, and southern Ontario. This region is the Woodlands. The nations were surrounded by Lake Ontario and the Finger lakes. The Iroquois had a great source of fresh water and rich resources, which were ideal to their farming industry.
Allied first with the Dutch and later with the English, it dominated w. New England
Most powerful group of Native Americans in the east.
A powerful group of Native Americans in the eastern part of the United States that is made up of six nations: the Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Tuscarora.Iroquois Confederacy
There are still Iroquois tribes in northern United States and southern Canada.
The Iroquois today are famous for:
The Iroquois Nationals - This is an international lacrosse competition. It is the only international sport in which the Iroquois tribes field a team.
The Iroquois government issued passports – which aren’t recognized by many governments, but is supported by the United States.
As of today, there are approximately 125,000 Iroquoians in the US and in Canada.