1.[english] Haudenosaunee, ‘People of the Longhouse.’
The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) were a league of indigenous nations/tribes in North America. Their territory stretched from New York state to Northwestern Ohio, Ontario and Pennsylvania.
They started out as five separate tribes, but during the 16th century they formed a powerful Confederation, the League of Peace and Power.
The original League was known as the League of Five Nations and was made up five tribes:
Seneca People of the Great Hill
Cayuga People of the Great Swamp
Onondaga People of the Hills
Oneida People of the Standing Stone
Mohowk People of the Place of Flint
When the Tuscarora nation joined the League in 1722 they became known as the League of Six Nations.