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The Iroquois Confederacy

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Seerat V.

on 2 May 2013

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Consensus is when all the five nations came to agree on a decision affecting everybody. The Great Law has a system stating that everybody has a voice and everyone had to agree. Consensus were used to choose the next clan mother and to make decisions about certain things. When the nations reached a consensus, they went to the keepers of the council fire (the Onondaga) for a final decision. The use of consensus in the Iroquois Confederacy The roles of women in the Iroquois Confederacy Between 1400 and 1600 five Iroquoian nations-the Senecas, Cayuga, Onondagas, Oneidas and Mohawks- established a Confederacy or League. This confederacy was founded by the *Peacemaker, with the help of Aionwatha, more commonly known as Hiawatha. . The structure of the Iroquois Confederacy Thanks to:
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And MANY more sources helping me to complete this prezi Bibliography In the Iroquois Confederacy both women and men got to vote for the clan mother and they used consensus. As well did the six nations had equity and fairness How did the Iroquois Confederacy establish the democratic ideas of fairness and equity? The Iroquois Confederacy By: Seerat What is the Iroquois Confederacy? The Iroquois or Haudenosaunee or the "People of the Longhouse" are several nations and tribes of indigenous people of North America. The confederacy is properly called Haudenosaunee. *Some say that thousands of years ago when the Senecas, Cayuga, Onondagas, Oneidas and Mohawks were at a terrible war, a Huron man, referred to as the Peacemaker, canoed from the western shore of Lake Ontario, bringing a message of peace and unity. The first individual to accept this message was a women from the Senecas, Jigonsaseh. Because she was the first to accept the message of peace, the Peacemaker gave women an important role in the new democracy that was to be formed. Jigonsaseh was known as the "Mother of Nations." It were the women,who owned the home and the property. It were the women who planted and tended the gardens, carried on the generations who had real power. When a couple got married the man would go live in her longhouse. Women raised the corn, bean, and squash which are the most important food supply of the Iroquois. These crops are now known as "The Three Sisters". A tale about the Peacemaker That's how women got real power The importance of wampum belts to Iroquois Confederacy The wampum belt was used by the Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, and Oneida> It represents their history. They used wampum belts to remember the laws and make speeches, using the pattern on the wampum belt.
Each nation had their own bead pattern.
Mohawks-six strings tied together, two purple beads to one white
Oneidas-seven strings tied together, almost all purple
Onondagas-four strings tied together, two purple beads to one white
Senecas-four strings tied together, two purple beads alternating with two white
Cayugas-six strings tied together, all purple beads SLIDE PREZI
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