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Iroquois Confederacy (U.S.)

Last modified: 2005-12-17 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of the Iroquois]
image by Kjell Roll Elgsaas, 3 October 1997
[Flag of the Haudenosaunee]
image by Maqtewékpaqtism, 31 May 2001

See also:


Haudenosaunee (People of the Long House)
Ongwehonweh (Original People), Iroquois Confederacy, Six Nations

The Haudenosaunee (People of the Long House, aka Iroquois Confederacy) flag represents the original Five Nations that were united in peace by the Peacemaker. The Five Nations includes:
Shotinontowane'ha:ka (People of the Great Hill, aka Seneca)
Kayonkwe'ha:ka (People of the Great Swamp, aka Cayuga)
Ononta'keha:ka (People of the Hills, aka Onondaga)
Kanien'kehá:ka (People of the Flint, aka Mohawk)
Onyota'a:ka (People of the Standing Stone, aka Oneida)

The pine tree symbol in the middle represents a White Pine. If you look at a White Pine you will notice that the needles are clustered in groups of five. The design comes from what is known as the Aiionwatha (Hiawatha) wampum belt. Today the Haudenosaunee is also known as the Six Nations, with the addition of the Taskaroraha:ka (Shirt Wearing People, aka Tuscarora) as a non-voting member in 1722.

Maqtewékpaqtism, 31 May 2001