Essay about Great Spirits

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The Iroquois were people longhouse blockhouses are long and narrow bark covered homes, which contained one large extended family. Within the Iroquois tribe there were five sub clans that made up the Iroquois League which were the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca.
These sub clans made up the Iroquois League or league of peace and power which was originally situated in upstate New York between the Adirondack Mountains and Niagara Falls. With in these sub clans were three subdivided tribes, the turtle, bear and wolf tribes, which were headed by a clan mother. The Iroquois were all considered an important native group in North American history.
All Iroquois nations had matrilineal social structures which means the Iroquois women had more power in the tribe than the men did. They owned the property and the fields and determined kinship.
The Iroquois nation was one of the most powerful tribes in North America. Their religious beliefs were more developed than most other tribes. The Iroquois believed in an all-powerful creator named, the Great Spirit. The Great Spirit was believed to be impossible for human to understand, so in order to help them understand they believe that the Great Spirit sent lesser spirits to earth. The Iroquois called them Invisible Agents. These spirits could interact with the Iroquois and were given unique powers by the Great Spirit. The lesser spirits represented certain objects or forces, while other spirits represented the weather while…