The six tribes that make up the Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee) dominated the land that's now New York State for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. Though united as the Six Nations, the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora Nations each developed a unique culture with a shared set of customs. This volume traces the history of the Iroquois people, from their storied past through the contributions of Native Americans today. With text written to support elementary social studies curricula, readers learn how the Iroquois Confederacy has shaped the land and the ways of life of the people living on it both in the past and today. Historical photographs and primary sources provide opportunities for additional learning.