Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

from The Iroquois Constitution

No description

Lynne Bryan

on 10 September 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of from The Iroquois Constitution

When Iroquois tribes in present day New York State were torn apart by fighting, one man stepped in to instill peace.
Dekanawida believed from an early age that he was predestined to unite the Iroquois nation. He said:
"It is my business to stop the shedding of blood among human beings."
He went on a spiritual quest to perform his destined work. On this quest he met Hiawatha and the two forged a strong friendship.
In 1570, the two leaders established an alliance among the five nations of the Iroquois - the Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, and Mohawk.
Dekanawida created the alliance's constitution, which established rules for decision making and debate.
Around 1600, after he had completed his work, he mysteriously vanished. But thanks to the peaceful government he had helped create, the confederacy was able to resist outside pressures for almost two hundred years.
Summary of Iroquois Constitution:
Dekanawida explains how five nations are to unite and conduct their relations on a site he determines in Onondaga territory. The constitution details the arrangement of the matriarchal society, how leaders should conduct themselves, what festivals to observe, and what symbols represent the Confederacy.

The next part is on the test!
Full transcript