The Mohawk Indian tribe was a group of Iroquois-speaking Indians that lived in the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York. The region of the Mohawk Indians extended from Quebec and Ontario all the way to Vermont.
In 2014, the majority of all Mohawk Indians live in areas around Lake Ontario in Canada and around the lower portion of New York. The Mohawk tribe is also sometimes referred to as the "Mohicans." Each community has two chiefs, who act as the tribal government. Hiawatha was a Mohawk chief and also a notable Mohawk Indian who was responsible for the founding of the Iroquois confederacy.