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Iroquois

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    This story was about a tribe planting a tree to symbolize peace throughout the group. It also showed the social order and that there was a leader and his word was the law. The story is confusing and jumps from one thing to another and it's fairly difficult to understand, you must pay close attention to understand it.

     

     

    The Iroquois constitution was the basic diagram for starting and maintaining an organized and unified nation. This constitution used many metaphors for tasks that needed to be carried out to keep the nation running efficiently. It describes a tree symbolizing unity with strong roots symbolizing endurance, peace, and strength of the nation.

     

     

     

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    FOODS: their main foods were corn, beans, squash, which they called the "three sisters". (their food was considered a special gift from creater)

     

    WORDS: iroquois means "rattlesnakes"

    five tribes: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Cayuga,

    later a sixth nation joined named, Toscarora.

     

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    CURRENT STATUS: Origially they lived near lake Ontario and Along the Mohawk River in New York State.

    Today they call them selves the Haudenosaunee or Six Nations. Some Iroquois Indians still live in New York

    today, while others retreated to Canada in the 1700's.

     

     

     

     

     

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