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Iroquois League, African Elements in

The Iroquois League was a political confederation formed by several related cultural and linguistic groups residing in what is now the northern and eastern United States. Member nations of the league fiercely resisted efforts to conquer and remove them through war, manipulation, and diplomacy. The league and its allies also welcomed African fugitives from enslavement, creating bonds through adoption and marriage. This entry outlines the ties between Africans and the Iroquois League.

The League of Peace and Power

The peoples referred to as “Iroquois” include a number of linguistic and cultural groups who traditionally inhabited the northeastern region of what is now the United States. The Iroquois League, or the League of Peace and Power, is a political entity originally comprising five nations ...

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