Native American History: The Iroquois Confederacy

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Iroquois Confederacy was an association of five tribes named Mohawk, Oneida, Onandaga, Cayuga, Seneca. The conference was characterized by a peaceful pact between the tribes. In 1700, the Tuscarora tribe joined to the confederacy making the Six Nations Iroquois. Each tribe was compound by two moieties, and each moiety was compound by one or more exogamous clans. The Iroquois Confederacy had a huge importance in America History because they were the immense native American political group that fought with French and England settlement of the America. It also had an influence in a creation of the government systems. The Iroquois usually were organized by clans led by a woman. In that time, the Confederate chiefs wore headdresses with pairs of deer antlers on it. The clans had particular religions and ceremonials. The members of one tribe when visited another village, expected to have food and clothes from the village that they were visited.

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