The Iroquois, who were a group of five tribes, lived in New York, mostly along the St. Lawrence River. This tribe of Indians lived in permanent homes, although these homes were moved every 20 years or so due to the soil ... More »

The Mohawk tribe lived in the areas around the Great Lakes in what is now Quebec, Ontario and New York. The tribe was an original member of the Iroquois Confederacy. During the colonial period, the Mohawk generally allie... More »

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The Ottawa first settled in the area on the eastern side of Lake Huron around 1400. They were known as a trading nation and their name derives from the Algonquin word "Adawe" meaning "to trade." Following native and Euro... More »

An Iroquois longhouse was a traditional home for Native American tribes living in southern New England, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A longhouse was constructed of wooden poles covered in bark that housed as ma... More »

The Iroquois Indians are members of a group of Native American tribes, which was referred to by European colonists as the "Six Nations." This confederacy of tribes originally occupied an area close to Lake Ontario in New... More »

The religious beliefs of the Iroquois varied, as the different tribes lived far apart and there are few written records of their practices. However, some commonly held beliefs included worshiping certain god and goddess-... More »

Famous leaders of tribes in the Iroquois confederacy include Tachnechdorus, also called Logan; Joseph Brant and Red Jacket. Some of these leaders were famous for fighting for British and American forces, and some were fa... More »