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 »

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 »

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 »

Although Iroquois children did not have much free time, to have fun they would play with cornhusk dolls, toys and games, including sports like lacrosse. Adults would use cow horn rattles and water drums to produce music ... More »

The Iroquois' enemies were the Algonkin tribe and the settlers of the United States; however, before the 1500s the Iroquois were also enemies to one another, according to the Independence Hall Association. This is becaus... More »

The structure of the government of the Iroquois nation consisted of a council of 50 chiefs who met once a year to settle disputes and create the customs and laws of the confederacy. These laws were codified on strings of... 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 »