Iroquois Confederacy

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Grade 6 Social Studies Mind Map on Iroquois Confederacy, created by Fiera Storm on 03/14/2018.

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Iroquois Confederacy
  1. Roles of Men
    1. Served as chiefs
      1. Hunted and fished
        1. Built longhouses and canoes
          1. Organized team sports-Lacrosse
            1. Fought in wars
              1. Moved into woman's house when married
              2. Nations
                1. Onondaga
                  1. Oneida
                    1. Cayuga
                      1. Mohawk
                        1. Seneca
                          1. Tuscarora was the last nation to join. It is the sixth nation
                          2. Roles of Women
                            1. Raised corn, beans and squash-Three Sisters
                              1. Took care of children
                                1. Owned property and homes
                                  1. Children belonged to mother's clan
                                  2. The Longhouse
                                    1. Center of Iroquois society
                                      1. People living in same longhouses were part of the same clan
                                        1. Extended by building onto the end
                                          1. Measured by campfires
                                            1. Sometimes called birchbark houses
                                            2. Clan Mothers
                                              1. Leaders of the clan
                                                1. Title passed on to female relatives
                                                  1. Had ownership of Chief title
                                                    1. Selected chiefs
                                                      1. Gave/took away title
                                                    2. Role of Chiefs
                                                      1. Teach and guide people
                                                        1. Took care of Great Law of Peace
                                                          1. Cared for welfare and affairs of clan
                                                            1. Upheld rule of law
                                                            2. Wampums
                                                              1. Told stories
                                                                1. Made by women
                                                                2. Made of purple or white shells
                                                                  1. Narrated Haudenosaunee history, traditions and laws
                                                                  2. Vocabulary
                                                                    1. Confederacy-a league or alliance
                                                                      1. Haudenosaunee-Iroquois league of nations
                                                                        1. Clan-close group of people
                                                                          1. Collective Identity-a group that derives from the people's common interest
                                                                            1. Consensus-a way of decision making where all have to agree
                                                                        2. Hiawatha Wampum-forms the basis of the flag of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
                                                                          1. White symbolizes purity and good mind
                                                                            1. 5 symbols for 5 nations
                                                                          2. 2 Row Wampum
                                                                            1. Peace treaty between Europeans and Iroquois
                                                                              1. Purple rows-Iroquois and Europeans separate paths
                                                                                1. White Rows-Peace and Friendship
                                                                                2. Tree of Peace
                                                                                  1. Eagle sits on top of tree to look for danger
                                                                                    1. Roots spread North, East, South, West to invite others to join
                                                                                      1. Weapons buried under to end fighting
                                                                                  2. Peacemaker
                                                                                    1. Wanted to unite tribes
                                                                                      1. Carried message of Peace
                                                                                        1. Helped by Hiawatha
                                                                                    2. Process of Decision Making:
                                                                                      1. Issue arises
                                                                                        1. Mohawk and Seneca discuss and come to consensus
                                                                                          1. Oneida and Cayuga discuss and come to consensus
                                                                                            1. If all come to same decision:
                                                                                              1. Onondaga confirm
                                                                                                1. Mohawk announce
                                                                                                  1. Action is taken
                                                                                              2. If all come to different decision:
                                                                                                1. Onondaga refer to Mohawk
                                                                                                  1. Process starts again
                                                                                                  2. Issue set aside until chiefs get advice from clans
                                                                                                    1. Clan meeting was held; men, women, children and elders were given a chance to speak
                                                                                                      1. Clan mothers informed their chief what decision was made through consensus
                                                                                                        1. Clan chief carried the decision to the Council of the Chiefs of the nation
                                                                                                          1. The Council of the Chiefs of the nation brought the decision to the Grand Council
                                                                                          2. Consensus
                                                                                            1. Pros
                                                                                              1. Everybody gets what they want
                                                                                                1. Stronger decisions
                                                                                                2. Cons
                                                                                                  1. Time consuming
                                                                                                    1. Not always easy
                                                                                                  2. Seventh Generation
                                                                                                    1. The decisions we make today should result in a sustainable world seven generations into the future.
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