Roots of the Iroquois

  • Illustrated By: John Fadden
  • Pages:144
  • Publisher:Book Publishing Company
  • Themes:the Great Peace, Hiawatha, Iroquois culture, Six Nations Confederacy, Iroquois history
  • Available:06/01/2000
  • Age Groups:Adult Nonfiction
This book traces the origins of the Haudenosaunee people including the story of the Great Peace that united the powerful Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca nations under the Iroquois Confederacy. Through this confederacy, the principles of democracy were engraved in the hearts of Iroquois men and women long before the first white settlers arrived in America. Tehanetorens recounts speeches from their great chiefs, and documents the Confederacy’s relationship with white settlers, including the impact of Christianity and that of the American Revolutionary and French and English wars.