The Iroquois believed in multiple deities, the most important being the creator of human beings, plants, animals and the good in the world, known as Great Spirit. Though they didn't believe humans could directly commune ... More »

Lacrosse, cornhusk dolls and a sport that involves throwing a dart through a hoop are all examples of customs of the Iroquois tribe. Some of these customs have been appropriated into modern American culture. More »

In Iroquois culture, three of the most important foods were squash, corn and beans, often referred to as "the three sisters." These vegetables sustained Iroquois life both spiritually and physically; numerous Iroquois fe... More » Food Food Facts Regional Cuisine

The Iroquois tribes of Native Americans primarily traveled by land on foot or animals, but also used dugout canoes for waterway trips. The early Iroquois used dogs as pack animals, with horses replacing them after the ar... More »

Iroquois canoes were water vessels made out of elm bark or a hollowed-out log. Though most styles of Native-American canoes were built to be light and swift, Iroquois canoes could be very long, as much as 30 feet in leng... More »

The Iroquois have many symbols including turtles, the tree symbol that alludes to the Great Tree of Peace, the eagle and a cluster of arrows. The turtle is the symbol of one of the Iroquois clans. More »

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 extende... More »