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Iroquois Confederacy

Three may be a crowd, but six? That’s a confederacy! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you all about the Iroquois Confederacy, a group of six rival American Indian nations who put aside their differences to form a powerful alliance. You’ll see how the territories of the six nations formed a symbolic longhouse across upstate New York--and learn exactly what a longhouse is! Explore Iroquois culture, from wampum belts to the progressive role of women. And learn how wars against rival Indians, the French, and eventually the United States shaped the Iroquois nations of today.

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