League of Iroquois

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n League of Iroquois a league of Iroquois tribes including originally the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca (the Five Nations); after 1722 they were joined by the Tuscarora (the Six Nations)
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Usage

In literature:

Only powerful leagues like those of the Iroquois could withstand them.
"The Scouts of the Valley" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He began his work with the League of the Iroquois, commonly called the Six Nations {1745.}.
"History of the Moravian Church" by J. E. Hutton
We had no information yesterday that Iroquois were within fifty leagues of Tilly.
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
When Frenchmen and Englishmen first settled in America, this Iroquois league was engaged in a long career of conquest.
"The War of Independence" by John Fiske
GRAND COUNCIL of Iroquois League, how composed, 31.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
Onondaga Indians, one of the six tribes forming the League of the Iroquois.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
The Senecas were the only members of the Iroquois confederacy that joined the league.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
In 1722 they were adopted into the league of the Iroquois in New York, forming the sixth nation.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
In the United States we find the highest form of such a league among the Iroquois.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
These united households gave name and meaning to the Iroquois League of Kanonsionni, or People of the Long House.
"The Life and Times of Kateri Tekakwitha" by Ellen H. Walworth
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In news:

They were one of the most important nations of the Iroquois League and created a highly developed society, says Jason Younker, a professor of anthropology at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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