Iroquois Creation Story

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The Iroquois consisted of the Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Onondaga, and Cayuga nations. They joined in the early eighteenth century. The Iroquois called themselves People of the Longhouse, it refers to their primary dwelling. The Iroquois built houses that were twenty feet wide and anywhere from forty to two hundred feet long. Each house accommodated several families who shared cooking fires. Their towns contained as many as two thousand people.

There are twenty-five versions of the Iroquois creation myth. One ac

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