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Transcript of Iroquois project
There were about 125,000 people in the Iroquois Confederacy. There was six tribes of the Iroquois. The tribes were Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga, Tuscarora and Oneida. They were known as the Six Nations. The tribes had started in the year 1722, which was exactly 293 years ago,almost 300 years ago.
The Iroquois Confederacy
The Iroquois Confederacy or also known as the Five Nations, was an alliance of five tribes. Later another tribe had joined, making an alliance of six. It originally consist of the five tribes:
Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga and Oneida. Later on, Another tribe, the Tuscarora had asked to join the Iroquois. They also referred themselves as the Haudenosaunee. These people were at war before this alliance of peace. They decided to become one whole nation and to be recognized as the Iroquois Confederacy. The people of the Iroquois thought highly of peace and harmony towards each other. The people of the Iroquois had created a new law, recognized as 'The Great Law of Peace.
When was the Iroquois Confederacy Formed?
The five Iroquois nations, characterizing themselves as 'The people of the longhouse' were the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca. After a few years, the Tuscarora joined in 1722, the confederacy became known to the English as the Six Nations and was recognized as such at Albany, New York 1722.
This is a long house this is where the Iroquois lived in the long houses long houses can be up to 100m. There were doors on both sides of the longhouse. The longhouse were made for multiple people to live in. Longhouses where excavated and some what intact. 7 familys could live in a longhouse at the same time. Longhouses are
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What was the role of women in the Confederacy?
Women stayed in the longhouse to care for children, cook food and made clothes for the family. Women were highly regarded and got to choose leaders, their own roles and roles of men. The women were chosen to be the clan mothers and controlled the whole tribe. The clan mothers were also called the Iakoiane.
What was the Iroquois Confederacy
What was the role of men in the Iroquois Confederacy?
Men were the warriors, tradesmen, and hunters (Kalman 18). From a young age boys were taught to be brave and refuse fear and pain. They were responsible for protecting their families from raiding Indian tribes and from animal attacks. They were also responsible for hunting wild game so that their wive's could prepare the meals. Additionally, men would go out to trade with other Iroquoian-speaking nations (Kalman 18). Although women chose the sachems, only men were delegates of the Iroquois Confederacy.
What was Wampum and why was it important?
Wampum are traditional shell beads of the Eastern Woodlands tribes of the indigenous people of North America. Wampum include the white shell beads fashioned from the North Atlantic channeled whelk shell; and the white and purple beads made from the quahog, or Western North Atlantic hard-shelled clam.
What is the Hiawatha Wampum and who was Hiawatha?
The Hiawatha Wampum belt represented the first five nations of the Iroquois. They did not include the Tuscarora because the original five clans did not look ahead of time meaning that they officially symbolized themselves before the Tuscorora had joined.
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