Iroquois Confederacy


Iroquois Confederacy
the Iroquois League [the Iroquois League] (also the Iroquois Confederacy)
a union of Native-American peoples established about 1570. The groups involved, all in north-eastern America, were the Cayuga, the ↑Mohawk, the Oneida, the Onondaga and the ↑Seneca. The League was originally also called the Five Nations. When the Tuscarora joined in 1722, it became known as the Six Nations. Its members were farmers and ↑hunters. They supported the British in the ↑French and Indian War and, except for the Oneida and Tuscarora, also in the ↑American Revolution.

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