iroquois league

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Iroquois League [(ir-uh-kwoy)]

A confederacy of Native American tribes in upper New York state, dating to the sixteenth century.

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iroquois league

noun
a league of Iroquois tribes including originally the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca (the Five Nations); after 1722 they were joined by the Tuscarora (the Six Nations) 
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