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Six Nations


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  • Variants

    • Iroquois League
    • Iroquois Confederacy
    • Six Tribes
    • Six Nations of New York Indians
    • Haudenosaunee Confederacy
    • Six United Indian Nations
  • Additional Information

    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (Colony)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (State)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Ontario
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  • Sources

    • found: Its Treaties, etc. United States, 1784 Oct. 22. Articles of a treaty, concluded at Fort Stanwix ... between Oliver Wolcott, Richard Butler and Arthur Lee, commissioners plenipotentiary from the United States in Congress assembled ... and the sachems and warriors of the Six Nations ... 1784.
    • found: MWA/NAIP files(hdg.: Six Nations; usage: Six Nations)
    • found: The History and culture of Iroquois diplomacy, an interdisciplinary guide to the treaties of the Six Nations and their league, 1985:p. 7, etc. (the Iroquois Confederacy included the old Five Nations of New York - the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca peoples - who were its founders; in the early 18th c. the Tuscarora of N.C. were included and the league was subsequently called the Six Nations)
    • found: Britannica Micro.(under Iroquois League: in U.S. colonial history, confederation of five (later six) Indian tribes across upper New York State ... became known to the English as the Six Nations, and was recognized as such at Albany, N.Y. (1722) ... having acknowledged defeat in the Second Treaty of Ft. Stanwix (1784) the Iroquois League effectively came to an end)
    • found: World Book(under Iroquois Indians: formed a federation of tribes that once occupied upper N.Y. State. The Iroquois called themselves the Ongwanonhsioni. The Iroquois tribes became famous as the Five Nations, or Iroquois Long House. Became known (ca. 1722) as the Six Nations)
    • found: Academic American(Iroquois League)
    • found: Concise dict. of Amer. hist.(under Iroquois: formation of the famous League of the Iroquois (Five Nations) ... became know as the Six Tribes)
    • found: Oxford companion to Amer. hist.(Iroquois Confederacy: a league of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and the Seneca Indian tribes (known as the Five Nations) ... after the Tuscaroras joined the league in 1722, it became the Six Nations)
    • found: Dict. of Amer. hist.(Iroquois League)
    • found: Petition of Six Nations of New York Indians ... 1883?
    • found: Haudenosaunee Confederacy website, viewed March 28, 2016:landing page (Haudenosaunee Confederacy) About us / who we are (Called the Iroquois Confederacy by the French, and the League of Five Nations by the English, the confederacy is properly called the Haudenosaunee Confederacy meaning People of the long house) Confederacy's creation (The Haudenosaunee Confederacy thrives today and continues to enjoy the support of the Six Nations as their representative government even though an elective system was established in 1924) - http://www.haudenosauneeconfederacy.com/index.html
    • found: A Treaty, between His Excellency the Honourable George Clinton, captain general and governor in chief of the province of New-York and the territories thereon depending in America, vice-admiral of the same, and vice-admiral of the Red Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet. And the Six United Indian Nations, and other Indian nations, depending on the province of New-York, 1746.
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    • 1988-02-01: new
    • 2019-10-12: revised
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