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On the positive side, the adoptions gave the Iroquois a claim to the lands of their former enemies beyond mere "right of conquest." Mass adoption, however, was not extended to non-Iroquian speaking tribes, and from this point the Iroquois population dropped.
An exception was the Iroquois threat of intervention on behalf of the Tuscarora during the Tuscarora War (1712-13) with the Carolina colonists.
At the Treaty of Lancaster with the Iroquois, Shawnee and Delaware (and indirectly - Mingo) in 1748, Pennsylvania urged the Iroquois to restore the Ohio tribes to the Covenant Chain as a barrier against the French.
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Iroquois dwelling was the so-called "long house", from 50 to 100 feet in length and from 15 to 20 feet in width, the frame of stout posts set upright in the ground, kept in place with cross-pieces, and covered and roofed with bark.
Iroquois were monogamists, but divorce was easy and frequent, the children remaining always with the mother.
Iroquois retaliated by landing 1500 warriors at Montreal, ravaging the whole country and butchering 200 men, women and children, carrying off over a hundred more to be tortured in their towns.
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Iroquois sailed for Palermo, Sicily, to protect American lives and property as Garibaldi began his campaign to drive French troops from the island.
Iroquois was sent later in 1862 to join Flag Officer Farragut at the mouth of the Mississippi, in preparation for his attack on New Orleans.
Iroquois moved abreast the forts as part of the 3d Division under Captain H. Bell and, after a spirited engagement, passed them and pressed on for the capture of New Orleans, the South's largest and wealthiest city, and key to the Mississippi Valley.
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 Iroquois - MSN Encarta
Iroquois, important confederacy of Native American tribes of the Iroquoian language family and of the Northeast culture area.
During its period of expansion in the 17th century, the Iroquois Confederacy defeated and scattered other Iroquoian peoples—the Tobacco, Neutral, and Erie to the west, the Huron to the north, and the Susquehannock to the south.
By 1720 the Iroquois had subdued almost all the tribes in a vast region extending from the Hudson River to the Illinois River and from the Ottawa River to the Tennessee River.
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  Iroquois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to Francis Parkman, the Iroquois were at the height of their power in the 17th century with a population of around 12,000 people.
Seventh Generation is a precept of the Great Law of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy), which requires that chiefs consider the impact of their decisions on the seventh generation.
An alternate possible origin of the name Iroquois is reputed to come from a French version of a Huron (Wendat) name—considered an insult—meaning "Black Snakes." The Iroquois were enemies of the Huron and the Algonquin, who were allied with the French, due to their rivalry in the fur trade.
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Iroquois are among the Native American descendants of the first people of this land.
Members of other Native nations were conquered, were adopted in the 1600 and 1700s, or fled to Iroquois communities to escape from the encroachments of the new white settlers.
Iroquois villages in the early 1600s centered in what is known as upstate New York.
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The basic unit in Iroquois life was the "fireside," consisting of a mother and all her children.
The outcome was a cash payment to the Iroquois and the promise of a perpetual homeland north of the Mohawk River, in return for which they gave up large stretches of territory to the south and west.
Slowly, however, the Iroquois were pulled into the conflict, and the resulting split in loyalty crippled the league as an effective force.
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 The Iroquois Wars
The Iroquois fought the French throughout the establishment of the colony in Canada.
In time, as the French population and strength grew, the Iroquois drifted southward into upper New York State and the eastern Great Lakes basin, but their animosity toward the French continued to be manifested in raids and hit-and-run warfare.
Although the Iroquois had to pause to recoup their losses from the Erie campaign, they were soon ready to continue their war of expansion.
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 The Iroquois
The Iroquois were not one tribe, but a group of five tribes.
Dekanawida said the Iroquois tribes must come together and "hold hands to form a circle." He said that the bond of the circle must be so strong that it would not break even if a tree fell on the circle.
The Iroquois called themselves "people of the longhouse" because of the kind of their kind of houses.
www.watertown.k12.ma.us /cunniff/americanhistorycentral/02indiansofnorthamerica/The_Iroquois.html   (772 words)

 Iroquois Indian - Native American Dream Ceremonies and Interpretation
In past centuries, the Iroquois indians of the Great Lakes considered dreams to be a guide to their lives, to dictate their choices in regard to fishing, hunting, war, dancing, marriage and other significant life events.
According to the Iroquois, to ignore dreams was to court illness, madness and disaster by opposing the messages of the god within.
The dreamwork of the Iroquois was not only an early precursor of the dreamwork and analysis of Freud and Jung; it is very similar to the approach to dream interpretation used today by many psychologists trained in Freudian, Jungian and gestalt dream techniques.
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 Iroquois Nation - Crystalinks
Hiawatha was a skilled and charismatic orator, and was instrumental in persuading the Iroquois peoples, the Senecas, Onondagas, Oneidas, Cayugas, and Mohawks, a group of Native Americans who shared a common language, to accept Deganawidah's vision and band together to become the Five Nations of the Iroquois confederacy.
The Iroquois were enemies of the Huron and the Algonquin, who were allied with the French, due to their rivalry in the fur trade.
The tribes of the Iroquois' League of the Six Nations (Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Cayuga, Mohawk, and Tuscarora) have been united for centuries in their celebration of great festivals, at which occur numerous ceremonies of significance to both the spiritual and physical life of the tribes.
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 IMA Hero: Reading Program Iroquois
Iroquois would eat a morning meal together, and then each person was own their own.
Iroquois women shared responsibility for running their government centuries earlier, while American women did not gain these rights until the twentieth century.
The Iroquois League is one of the world's longest lasting unions, and it still exists today in the U.S. and Canada.
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 Civilization III: Civ of the Week
Loosely speaking, Iroquois is the term for any member of the Five (later, Six) Nations composed of several Native American tribes speaking a language of the Iroquoian family: the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora (after 1722).
Tradition credits the formation of the Iroquois Confederacy, forged between 1570 and 1600, to Dekanawidah, born a Huron, who is said to have persuaded Hiawatha, an influential Onondaga who had become the Mohawks' war chief, to abandon cannibalism and advance "peace, civil authority, righteousness, and the great law" as sanctions for confederation.
Cemented mainly by their desire to stand together against invasion, the five tribes united in a common council composed of clan and village chiefs; each tribe had one vote, and unanimity was the rule.
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Dramatizes the Iroquois legend of the Tree of Great Peace which explains the origins of the Iroquois Confederacy.
Iroquois is a term which designates a confederacy of 5 tribes originally inhabiting the northern part of New York state, consisting of the SENECA, CAYUGA, ONEIDA, ONONDAGA and MOHAWK, also known as the League of the Five Nations or the League of the Iroquois.
The 5 tribes of the Iroquois League occupied an area from the Genesee River on the west, through the Finger Lakes regions, to the Hudson River on the east.
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 IGN: Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs, Civilization Feature
During the 1600s, the Iroquois were frequently allied with the English against the French and their traditional native enemies, the Huron.
The Iroquois have a well-balanced mix of military with strong infantry, cavalry, and siege.
Iroquois cavalry units consist of the Horseman, a light mounted warrior with a melee attack, and the Musket Rider, a ranged anti-cavalry similar to the Dragoon.
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 Honoring Nations 2002 >> Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse
The Iroquois Confederacy, which serves as the traditional supra-national governing body of the Haudenosaunee, is comprised of six nations—the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora Nations—whose ancestral homelands extend from eastern Canada to the American southeast.
The Iroquois repeatedly met and exceeded these demands, even demonstrating their ability to organize and host two international competitions to which they invited the Australian, Canadian, English, and US national teams.
Members of the Iroquois Nationals were determined to express their nations’; sovereignty not only through admission into the International Lacrosse Federation, but through the use of Haudenosaunee passports for international travel.
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 Native Americans - Iroquois 
Isaac Jogues, a notable Jesuit missionary, was killed by the Iroquois as a sorcerer in 1646, but the missionaries were somewhat successful, and a considerable number of the Mohawk withdrew from the confederacy and founded (c.
Brant, the principal leader of the Iroquois troops, participated with the Tory Rangers of Walter Butler in raids in New York and Pennsylvania, particularly the Cherry Valley and Wyoming Valley massacres.
The Iroquois in Canada and in the United States are either Christians or followers of Handsome Lake, a Seneca prophet of the 18th century who was influenced by the Quakers.
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 The Six Nations: Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth
The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, one of the world's oldest democracies, is at least three centuries older than most previous estimates, according to research by Barbara Mann and Jerry Fields of Toledo University, Ohio.
Using a combination of documentary sources, solar eclipse data, and Iroquois oral history, Mann and Fields assert that the Iroquois Confederacy's body of law was adopted by the Senecas (the last of the five nations to ratify it) August 31, 1142.
The French use of the term Iroquois to describe the confederacy was itself related to this oral tradition; it came from the practice of ending their orations with the two words hiro and kone.
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The five nations thought of themselves as an extended family and called themselves the "people of the longhouse." The symbol was taken from the traditional dwelling place, the longhouse, in which a matron, her daughters, their husbands and children lived.
In early colonial days the reputation of the Iroquois was that of fierce warriors, and their territory extended far beyond that of today.
The Iroquois no longer live in longhouses, and most of the reservations are ruled by democratically elected councils.
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Throughout the long history of the Iroquois there have been many women and men who have become heroes because of their courage, dedication and compassion for their people.
Traditional Iroquois place a high value on community service, humility and generosity; they view with contempt those who devote their lives towards the accumulation of material things at the expense of these ancestral values.
Because of his natural patience, stable domestic life and natural skills as a speaker he was selected in 1917 to fill one of the positions on the traditional Cayuga council and given the ancient title name of Deskaheh.
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Sometime between 1715 and 1722, however, the Tuscaroras, an Iroquoian tribe originally of North Carolina, which had migrated to New York, was formally admitted to the confederacy, and the name of the league was changed to the Six Nations, or the League of Six Nations.
The Iroquois had an agricultural economy, based mainly on corn, with supplementary crops of pumpkins, beans, and tobacco and later of orchard fruits such as apples and peaches.
The Ohio Seneca Indians were probably a group of Mingo and other Iroquois Indians who escaped to the Ohio country to avoid being conquered by the New York Iroquois.
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