The Iroquois

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The term Iroquois describes one of U.S. history's most influential Native American confederacies, the Haudenosaunee, or "People of the Longhouse." Based mainly in present-day New York state, they played a major role in regional trade and diplomacy. The Iroquois helped shape democratic ways of life in the new United States mainly through Benjamin Franklin, who started his diplomatic career as Pennsylvania's representative to them. Enduring the theft of much of their traditional land base following 1880, the ...

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Overview

The term Iroquois describes one of U.S. history's most influential Native American confederacies, the Haudenosaunee, or "People of the Longhouse." Based mainly in present-day New York state, they played a major role in regional trade and diplomacy. The Iroquois helped shape democratic ways of life in the new United States mainly through Benjamin Franklin, who started his diplomatic career as Pennsylvania's representative to them. Enduring the theft of much of their traditional land base following 1880, the Iroquois fought proposals to force them to leave their homelands. In the midst of this, they preserved their culture, with its year-round thanksgiving cycle and reverence for nature. The Iroquois describes the significant influence these people had on the creation of the modern United States and their contributed roles in American society.

The History and Culture of Native Americans tells the stories, history, and traditions of 14 major Native American tribes. Each book demonstrates a tribe's importance in the development of the United States, their encounters and relations with other nations and non-Native Americans, and spot-lights those people who played an integral part in historical events.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Paul C. Rosier 6

1 Iroquois Origins and Ceremonial Culture 14

2 The Iroquois Form a National Government 25

3 Early Iroquois Contacts with Europeans 34

4 The Iroquois Role in a Century of Revolutions 48

5 Iroquois ideas and Democracy 58

6 Battling Land Loss and Assimilation 70

7 Asserting Ancient Rights 76

8 Iroquois in Today's World 90

Chronology and Timeline 104

Glossary 108

Bibliography 110

Further Resources 116

Picture Credits 118

Index 119

About the Contributors 126

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