The Mohawk Indians Were Part Of The Iroquois Confederacy

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The Mohawk Indians were part of the Iroquois confederacy. They spoke similar languages to other tribes part of the confederacy. Their economy was based on trading goods between tribes and to the Europeans. They were settled near the Mohawk river and the Hudson. After coming in contact with the Europeans, they became one of the wealthiest tribes in the confederacy. Guns and ammunition were traded but had dire consequences from the diseases that were spread along the tribe such as smallpox.

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