Where Did the Iroquois Live?

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The Iroquois were a native confederacy whose territories were originally within the boundaries of modern-day New York state between the Adirondack mountains and Niagara Falls. They conquered lands that eventually extended along the eastern seaboard of North America and into the interior, from modern Kentucky to southern Ontario down through the Delaware River Valley.

Their battles with the French-allied Algonquin native peoples and with English settlers resulted in much territory being lost over the course of the French and Indian War of the 18th century. Modern Iroquois lands are found in New York, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.