This page is designed to connect you to OFFICIAL websites for various tribes and nations, when possible. Where not possible, I have searched for valid historical histories. Many sites originally on this page have disappeared and will be replaced as soon as possible.
Whether you are doing historical or genealogical research, please note that "Iroquois" is a non-Native term. The term is used to represent the six aboriginal nations who united to form a confederacy. The result was what some people call "The Iroquois Confederacy." The correct designation should be Haudenosaunee, or the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
It is an unfortunate fact that most of the names the native tribes are known by today, were actually words given to those tribes by their enemies. It was not the name the tribe, (or group, in the case of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy), gave themselves. The word "Iroquois" is a French variation of an Abenaki word which meant "rattlesnake." It is my hope that by using the word "Iroquois" here and there on my website, someone may stop by and pass the correct information on to others. The people who make up the nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy will thank you.
The six nations who formed the Haudenosaunee Confederacy are: the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and
Tuscarora. Each nation is a separate group with their own government, land base, and membership.
The following resources include information helpful in Native American research including genealogy and connecting with family. Tribal specific links are also listed. If you know of a Native American resource you would like to share, please contact me.
The links on this site were all checked in January of 2013. Unworking links have been marked 'RESERVED FOR" to save the tribal spot in the table until working links can be found. Links without the word reserved were working.
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