IROQUOIAN

The Mowhawk and Cherokee Native Americans spoke languages that are part of the Iroquoian language group. In this section, you can learn about the Cherokees and other groups that spoke these languages.
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Huron Indians

Huron Indians, or Wyandot Indians, a group of Indians of the Iroquoian language family.

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  • Cherokee Indians

    Cherokee Indians

    Cherokee Indians, one of the Five Civilized Tribes. The Cherokee, although of the Iroquoian language family, are culturally related to the Muskhogean-speaking Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribes. See more »

  • Huron Indians

    Huron Indians

    Huron Indians, or Wyandot Indians, a group of Indians of the Iroquoian language family. See more »

  • Erie Indians

    Erie Indians

    Erie Indians, an Indian tribe of the Iroquoian language group, related to the Hurons. See more »

  • Five Civilized Tribes

    Five Civilized Tribes

    Five Civilized Tribes, a term used both officially and unofficially to designate the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes of American Indians that were moved from the Southern states to Indian Territory (new Oklahoma). See more »

  • Five Nations

    Five Nations

    Five Nations, or Six Nations, the confederacy of Iroquois Indians that centered in what is now New York state. See more »

  • Mohawk Indians

    Mohawk Indians

    Mohawk Indians, a tribe of the Five Nations, or Iroquois Confederacy, and of the Iroquoian linguistic stock. See more »

  • Oneida Indians

    Oneida Indians

    Oneida Indians , a tribe of Iroquoian linguistic heritage and historically one of the Iroquois Confederacy, or Five (later Six) Nations. See more »

  • Onondaga Indians

    Onondaga Indians

    Onondaga Indians, a tribe of the Iroquoian linguistic stock and one of the Iroquois Confederacy, or Five (later Six) Nations. See more »

  • Seneca Indians

    Seneca Indians

    Seneca Indians, a North American tribe of the Iroquoian language family. The Senecas were the largest and the westernmost tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy, or Five Nations (later Six Nations), Originally living in what is now western New York, they expanded southwestward into what is now eastern Ohio in the late 1600's and early 1700's. See more »

  • Tuscarora Indians

    Tuscarora Indians

    Tuscarora Indians, a tribe of the Iroquoian language family. In 1600, there were about 5,000 Tuscaroras in what is now eastern North Carolina. See more »

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