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Introduction

img_40888 The Haudenosaunee or the “People of the Longhouse” are a confederation made up of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Tuscarora and Mohawk Nations.

For more than a thousand years, the Haudenosaunee have maintained the founding constitution known as the Kaianere’kó:wa (the Great Law of Peace) which was conceived and written by Deganwidah (Tekanawí:ta’) known as The Great Peacemaker; his spokesperson, Hiawatha (Aiewáhtha); and Tsikónhsase, a clan mother seldom mentioned in the history books.

With a population today of about 80,000 people in the U.S and 45,000 in Canada, the Haudenosaunee continue to maintain their cultures and Traditions.

The Haudenosaunee Confederacy’s official website can be found at www.haudenosauneeconfederacy.ca

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