Iroquois Constitution

Some basics

Written Around the 15th or 16th Century

Tribes Included in the Iroquois Confederacy

  • Mohawk
  • Oneida
  • Onondaga
  • Cayuga
  • Seneca
  • In the 1700s, the Tuscarora joined the Iroquois Confederacy

This confederacy was started by the members of two different tribes

  • Dekanawidah(Huron)
  • Hiawatha(Onondaga)

Few Extra Things About Hiawatha

  • Even though a member of the Onondaga, Hiawatha also lived among the Mohawks
  • He said at the writing of the Iroquois Constitution that each tribe brought its own talents.
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