Hiawatha, the legendary Native American leader who founded the Iroquois confederacy. Hiawatha follwed a spiritual leader known as The Great Peacemaker who wanted the Iroquois people to be united. He was successful in persuading the Onondagas, Mohawks, Cayugas, Senecas, and Oneidas to band together to form the Five Nations within the Iroquois confederacy. The Tuscarora nation later joined.

Description: Hiawatha Indian Chief Fur Robes Wampum Belt 1907 Tuck postcard Type: divided back postcard. Postal use: used, posted 1907

Long before European settlers arrived, the Iroquois League known as the Five Nations was formed, composed of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca nations. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Signatures of tribal chiefs of The Iroquois Confederacy. Six Tribes included The Mohowak, Onedia, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora

When Iroquois children were born their mothers and the other women of the longhouse would go into a special hut for a week during and after the labor ...

Iroquois women, like many Native Americans, were honored in their society. Inhertiance fell matrilinealy, and clan mothers were given the right to ordain and remove sachems from the Iroquois.

American Constitution was based on the "Indian Laws" of the Iroquois Confederacy and other truths  Russell Means: Americans Are The New Indian  VERY INFORMATIVE... though long

Shocking New Statistics Highlight the Desperate Living Conditions of One of the Largest Native American Tribes (VIDEO)

Ch. 1 Janie comes back to her home in florida.  she is 40, hot, and been through a lot.  The people in the town gossip about her but she doesn't care. Her firend comes over with food and she begins telling her story.

Read about the story of Old Fort Mims the Foolish. Famous, free, online Native American Story of Old Fort Mims the Foolish. The Native American Story of Old Fort Mims the Foolish, ideal for kids and children.

Photograph:The interior of a reconstructed longhouse shows the typical living space shared by as many as 10 Iroquois families.

The interior of a reconstructed longhouse shows the typical living space shared by as many as 10 Iroquois families.

Seneca or Cayuga Pair of moccasins  Traditional, mid-19th century  Buckskin, porcupine quills, sinew

Seneca or Cayuga Pair of moccasins Traditional, century. These moccasins are made with buckskin, porcupine quills, and sinew. Moccasins are still very popular today. Minnetonka is one of my favorite brands that make Native American inspired shoes.

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