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Iroquios in the American RevolutionThe Iroquois were an important confederacy of North American Indians of the Iroquoian language family and of the Eastern Woodlands culture area It was founded in the 16th century in what is now central New York State The original confederacy consisted of five tribes the Mohawk Onondaga Cayuga Oneida and Seneca and was known as the Five Nations or the League of Five Nations Sometime between 1715 and 1722 however the Tuscaroras an Iroquoian tribe originally of North Carolina which had migrated to New York was formally admitted to the confederacy and the name of the league was correspondingly changed to the Six Nations or the League of Six Nations As representative members of the Iroquoian family and the ones first encountered and later most intensively studied by white people the Iroquois gave their name to the family of which they are a part The Iroquois had an agricultural economy based mainly on corn with supplementary crops of pumpkins beans and tobacco and later of orchard fruits such as apples and peaches They made fine pottery splint baskets and mats of corn husk and used wampum as a medium of exchange Public records were woven into the designs of large wampum belts Each town contained several long bark-covered communal houses which had both tribal and political significance along their inner sides the families of a clan lived in semiprivate compartments and the central areas were used as social and political meeting places The common council of the entire confederacy met in such meeting places These councils were fairly democratic in composition delegates were elected by members of various lineages and each delegate represented both a tribe and one of the matrilineal clans within a tribe The office of delegate was restricted to chiefs and every delegate had to meet the approval of both tribal and league councils The league as a whole had no single head and deliberative decisions were usually
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