February, 21 - Native Peoples of North America, Lecture NE:...

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Native Peoples of North America, Lecture February 21, 2008 NE: Iroquois Confederacy Iroquois Confederacy AKA., League): West-to-east-Seneca, Cayuga, Onondage, Oneida, Mohawk (much later Tuscarowa incorporated) The Confederacy + Allies Their enemies included Iroquoians Language family speakers: e.g. Hurons, Erie “Hiawatha” Wampum Belt Haudenosaunee Flag Represents the original five nations of the Iroquoian Confederacy The free symbol represents an Eastern White Pone (needles cluster in groups of five) The flag is based on the Hiawatha Wampum Belt NE: Iroquois Confederacy Warfare (raiding) in Northeast incessant since (at least) A.D. 1300’s Torture of captives and ritual cannibalism common European influences (especially through fur trade) accelerated and intensified these trends NE: Iroquois Confederacy Contact with French by A>D> 1534 – St. Lawrence seaway Iroquois became powerful “middlemen” of the Northeast fur trade Successfully played British and French competing interests to maintain economic and
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ANTHRO 113:110 taught by Professor Ericaprussing during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.

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February, 21 - Native Peoples of North America, Lecture NE:...

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