: History of the Iroquois tribes in Canada.

is alively look at the traditions of this sport and Iroquois history in general, tracing the lives three generations of Onondaga lacrosse players.

: Historical maps and articles about the and Iroquois nations.

: Tribal map showing the original territory of the Iroquois Indians in New York.
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Later a sixth nation, the tribe, joined the confederation.

A number of the Delaware diaspora became visionaries and prophets and influenced other tribes. Some were pacifists, others were warlike, and Pontiac became a disciple of one of them. An Indian only known today as the Delaware Prophet encouraged the natives to give up drunkenness, intertribal war, magic, and other practices, and said that if the natives regenerated their culture, they would be strong again and able to resist the European invasion. In 1760, when the French left the scene, the natives were on their own with the British, whose arrogant, paternalistic, and exterminatory attitudes and behaviors led to friction. After three years of dealing with the British, Pontiac had enough. He was chief of the Ottawa tribe and tried uniting the natives from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico to attack the British encroachments into Indian lands. In 1763 the attacks began, and they were successful. The British invasion of the Ohio River Valley was especially targeted. Virginian land speculators such as George Washington led the invasion. The French captured Washington and his men in 1754.

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As Pontiac’s forces laid siege to forts in Detroit and today’s Pittsburgh (Fort Pitt), Jeffrey Amherst, who commanded the British army in North America, and for whom a town in Massachusetts is named, had a series of exchanges with his commanders, and the strategy of giving the Native Americans smallpox blankets was raised and approved by Amherst, rather offhandedly. They , and a smallpox epidemic broke the siege. The timing of letters, handing out smallpox blankets, and epidemics makes it doubtful whether giving out smallpox blankets led to the epidemic the siege, but during the following year, smallpox annihilated the Ohio River Valley’s natives, making its conquest by the USA, a generation later, an easier task. The intention of germ warfare is clear, and surely at least contributed to the resulting epidemic that killed more than 100,000 people. Amherst was one in a long line of British genocidists, and he even wrote that he wished he could use the Spanish “” method on the Indians, but lamented the fact that he did not have enough dogs for the job. Ben Franklin was a staunch advocate of using dogs on the Indians.

: Online picture exhibit of Iroquois artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
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Occasionally the most abusive Spaniards would find themselves being imprisoned for crimes against the natives, but that treatment was reserved for either the most evil of the lot or those with political enemies. The crown-sponsored and investigated the conduct of New World officials such as Cortés. The tribunalsrecorded many allegations and evidence of misdeeds, which historians have used ever since. While such investigations may seem to reflect the Spaniards' “just” nature, and indeed “justice” seemed to be served at times, the were mainly used to trim the power of those posing the greatest threats to Crown authority.

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“There are two kinds of patriotism -- monarchical patriotism and republican patriotism. In the one case the government and the king may rightfully furnish you their notions of patriotism; in the other, neither the government nor the entire nation is privileged to dictate to any individual what the form of his patriotism shall be. The gospel of the monarchical patriotism is: "The King can do no wrong." We have adopted it with all its servility, with an unimportant change in the wording: "Our country, right wrong!" We have thrown away the most valuable asset we had:-- the individual's right to oppose both flag and country when he (just by himself) believed them to be in the wrong. We have thrown it away; and with it all that was really respectable about that grotesque and laughable word, Patriotism.”

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Nations defied the USA-imposed sanctions, as also increasingly happened regarding Cuba. In 2000, for the first time since the Gulf War, commercial airlines flew to Iraq. was part of an international delegation that flew to Iraq in November 2000 on Olympic Airways, a Greek airline. Others on the flight were former Greek first lady Margarita Papandreou and members of Greek’s parliament. Parenti observed that starving children were no longer as prevalent in Iraq hospitals as in earlier years. Unfortunately, the hospital occupants were increasingly Iraqi children who suffered from diseases such as leukemia. The radioactive weapons that the USA used on Iraq in 1991 were likely the major contributor to Iraq having the world's highest rate of childhood leukemia. Because of the embargo of medicines and other supplies to Iraq, no Iraqi children survived childhood leukemia, whereas in the USA the survival rate is about 70%. Also being born in Iraq were severely deformed children, obviously deformed by the radioactive debris and other poisons introduced by the USA.