The Iroquois are made up of five different tribes that settled around upstate New York 4,000 years ago; this Five Nations Iroquois Confederacy included the Seneca, Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga and Onondaga. The Iroquois langua... More »

The main Native American tribes that inhabited the current state of Delaware were the Lenape, who were also called the Delaware, the Nanticoke and the Assateague. They were contacted by Dutch and English settlers, and re... More »

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The longhouse was the symbol of the Iroquois culture and the emblem of the five nations. The longhouse was believed to be the first sound structure meant to stand for long periods of time without moving in the Native Ame... More »

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The Five Nations, also called the Iroquois Confederacy, originally consisted of the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga and Seneca nations, all inhabiting land in the present-day states of New York and Pennsylvania. In 1722... More »

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The Iroquois spoke six different languages, including Onondaga, Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida and Tuscarora. The languages have roots with other Native American languages, such as Huron and Cherokee. More »

The Cherokee tribe descended from the Iroquois and migrated from the Great Lakes to settle parts of Georgia, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina. The tribe’s initial contacts with Europeans proved disastrous when sma... More »

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During prehistoric times, the Chickasaw Indian tribe migrated to what is now known as Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. In 1540, the tribe's first interaction with Europeans occurred when they made contact wi... More »

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