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Constitution of the Iroquois Nations __ Here is the text of the Constitution of the Iroquois Nations, a very important document in the study of the anthropology of Native Americans. The US Constitution was heavily influenced by this document. - From National Public Telecomputing Network and the Constitution Society - http://www.constitution.org/cons/iroquois.htm 

Economy of the Iroquois __ "The economy of the Iroquois originally focused on communal production and combined elements of both horticulture and hunter-gatherer systems. The tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy and other Northern Iroquoian-speaking peoples, including the Huron, lived in the region including what is now New York State and the Great Lakes area." An encyclopedic article with links to additional material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_the_Iroquois 
 
Facts for Kids: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Indians __ Information about the Iroquois Indians and the Haudenosaunee League for students and teachers. - illustrated - From Native Languages of the Americas - http://www.geocities.com/bigorrin/iroquois_kids.htm

Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy - Native American Languages __ "Information about the languages and tribes of the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy." - From native-languages.org - http://www.native-languages.org/iroquois.htm  

Haudenosaunee: People Building a Long House __ There is a lot to cover in this website. You will find culture, history and learn about current threats to this traditional way of life. "Our purpose is to bring you straight forward information about us and to counteract the disinformation being spread by people who want to destroy the last remaining traditional government among the Indigenous people of this land. At the same time, we want to share our real concerns about the future of our people." - illustrated - From Sixnations.org - http://www.sixnations.org/ 
 
Iroquois __ A lengthy and detailed dissertation on Iroquois history. "At its maximum in 1680, their empire extended west from the north shore of Chesapeake Bay through Kentucky to the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers; then north following the Illinois River to the south end of Lake Michigan; east across all of lower Michigan, southern Ontario and adjacent parts of southwestern Quebec; and finally south through northern New England west of the Connecticut River through the Hudson and upper Delaware Valleys across Pennsylvania back to the Chesapeake." - By Lee Sultzman - http://www.tolatsga.org/iro.html



Iroquois __ "The Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the "League of Peace and Power"; the "Five Nations"; the "Six Nations"; or the "People of the Long house") is a group of First Nations/Native Americans that originally consisted of five tribes: the Mohawk, the Oneida, the Onondaga, the Cayuga, and the Seneca. A sixth tribe, the Tuscarora, joined after the original five nations were formed." An encyclopedic article with links to additional material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois

Iroquois __ "The most sacred tradition to the Iroquois Indians are the rituals involving the false faces or medicine masks. No two masks are ever the same."  A summary. - From mnsu.edu - http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/northamerica/iroquois.html  

Iroquois __ "The Iroquois Indians lived in what is now New York State along the St. Lawrence River. The Iroquois Indians were know as the "Five Civilized Tribes". These tribes included the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca." This site would be excellent for students in middle school years. - illustrated - From thinkquest.org - http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110072/reports1/iroquois.htm 

The Iroquois Confederacy __ A page containing several articles about the Iroquois Confederacy and member nations. You will find information about treaties, music and traditional stories. - From kahonwes.com (the home page does not seem to be available) - http://www.kahonwes.com/iroquois/iroquois.html 

The Iroquois Constitution __ Another text of the Iroquois Constitution. It covers such items as the 'rights of foreign Powers,' 'immigration,' 'religious freedom,' elections' and more. - From University of Oklahoma Law Center - http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/iroquois.html

 

Iroquois Indian Museum __ "The Iroquois Indian Museum introduces the public to Iroquois by featuring their art, past and present, as a window into their culture." - illustrated - From iroquoismuseum.org - http://www.iroquoismuseum.org/ 

Iroquois Indian Tribe History __ "The confederation of Iroquoian tribes known in history, among other names, by that of the Five Nations, comprising the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca." An overview of Iroquois history where you will find they were called by other names too, such as Mingwe and Nadowa, 'adders'. - From accessgenealogy.com - http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/iroquioi/iroquoishist.htm 

Iroquois mythology __ "Hahgwehdiyu is the creator god; he planted a single maize plant in his mother's (Atahensic) body. This single plant grew and was a gift to mankind. Atahensic (also known as Ataensic) was a sky goddess who fell to Earth during the creation. She died in childbirth and was a goddess of pregnancy, fertility and feminine skills." An encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois_mythology 

Iroquois Nation __ "Around 1390, today's State of New York became the stronghold of five powerful Indian tribes. They were later joined by another great tribe, the Tuscaroras from the south." read about this remarkable political union. - illustrated - From Crystalinks - http://www.crystalinks.com/iroquois.html

The Iroquois Nations of the Northeast __ "The Eastern Woodlands, in the area that is presently New York State, gave rise to a confederation of six nations allied together in peace. Known as the Iroquois Confederacy, they call themselves Haudenosaunee, the People of the Longhouse."  A brief overview plus information about other tribes and parts of the country. - From carnegiemnh.org - http://www.carnegiemnh.org/exhibitions/north-south-east-west/iroquois/index.html    

The Oneida Nation - Proud and Progressive __ The Oneida are one of the nations of the Iroquois confederation. Here you will find their official website along with history, news, current events and more. - illustrated - From the Oneida Nation - http://www.oneidanation.org/

 

The Seneca Nation of Indians __ "The Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI) is one of the six tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy who occupy aboriginal lands in New York State set aside by the Treaty of Canandaigua of 1794. The Seneca Nation of Indians has a total population of over 7200 enrolled members and holds title to three reservations in New York, one of which includes the City of Salamanca." Official website of the Seneca Nation - http://www.sni.org/ 

The Six Nations: Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth __Learn how the chiefs of the Iroquois were instrumental in the creation of the US constitution. "The people of the Six Nations, also known by the French term, Iroquois Confederacy, call themselves the Hau de no sau nee (ho dee noe sho nee) meaning People Building a Long House. Located in the northeastern region of North America, originally the Six Nations was five and included the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas. The sixth nation, the Tuscaroras, migrated into Iroquois country in the early eighteenth century. Together these peoples comprise the oldest living participatory democracy on earth." - illustrated - From Many Worlds - http://www.ratical.org/many_worlds/6Nations/ 

 

 

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