Confederacy: The Goals Of The Iroquois Confederacy

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The Iroquois Confederacy was a group of five Native American groups, (Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayuga, and the Senecas, and later the Tuscarora) that congealed together to form a political confederacy. Before the arrival of the Europeans in the late 15th century, the Native American groups fought against one another frequently. They were caught in a perpetual and never-ending cycle of wars of retribution. This confederacy was created to maintain peace between all five nations and to be aligned against foreign invasions. Becoming one of the most powerful Native American groups in the northeast, the confederacy relied on a council of sachems instead of a chiefdom system. The goals of the Iroquois Confederacy were: to keep lasting peace between

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