Native American Indian Facts

Iroquois Indians Facts

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The Iroquois Indians are Native American people that lived in the Northeastern U.S. The area is also referred to as the Eastern Woodlands region and encompasses New York State and the immediate surrounding areas. The Iroquois originally called themselves Kanonsionni, meaning people of the Longhouse (the name of the shelter they live in), but today they go by the name Haudenosaunee. Originally five tribes made up this larger group, but in 1722 a sixth tribe joined the Iroquois nation and they also became known as the Six Nations. Read on to find out how they are unique in history and culture and what the important facts and information reveal about these people.

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