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Nanfan Treaty

Nanfan Treaty

Jul 13, 2013

The Nanfan Treaty or The Deed from the Five Nations to the King, of their Beaver Hunting Ground, was an agreement reached in Albany, New York on July 19, 1701, between John Nanfan and representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy. Nanfan was acting on behalf of the The Crown as colonial governor of New York. The Five Nations, which would subsequently became the...

Constitution of the Iroquois Nations

Constitution of the Iroquois Nations

Dec 19, 2012

The Gayanashagowa, the Great Binding Law, or Great Law of Peace of the Iroquois Six Nations is an oral constitution which created the Iroquois Confederacy. It was developed by The Great Peacemaker, a Huron man, and his spokesman Hiawatha. Constitution of the Iroquois Nations: THE GREAT BINDING LAW, GAYANASHAGOWA 1. I am Dekanawidah and with the Five...