According to the Ganondagan State Historic Site, people of the Six Nations who live within Haudenosaunee lands today live in sixteen communities in lands known colonially as "New York State", "Oklahoma", "Wisconsin", "Ontario", and "Canada". We are providing the following geographical descriptions from the Ganondagan site so that people may get some sense of where communities are located. The use of colonial descriptions is in no way intended to validate colonial assertion of jurisdiction in any of these areas; the use of quotation marks around colonial names is to indicate that these are colonial misnomers, not real names denoting areas of jurisdiction.
In "New York", there are communities of the following nations:
Mohawk Nation Akwesasne: a few miles east of Massena Ganlengeh: near Altona, north of Plattsburgh Oneida Nation Near Oneida, Madison County, on Route 46 Onondaga Nation Onondaga: just south of Syracuse, on Route 11A Seneca Nation Tonawanda: southeast of Lockport Allegany: at Salamanca, between Jamestown and Olean Cattaragus: northwest of Gowanda, southwest of Buffalo Tuscarora Nation Tuscarora: near Lewiston, north of Niagara FallsIn "Wisconsin", there is a community of the Oneida Nation at Oneida, near Green Bay.
In "Oklahoma", there is a community of the Cayuga Nation near Turkey Ford, northeast "Oklahoma".
In "Canada", there are communities of the following nations: Mohawk Nation Kahnawake: just across the St. Lawrence River, south of Montreal Kanehsatà:ke: on the Ottawa River, about 20 miles northwest of Montreal (named "Oka" by settlers) Akwesasne: south of Cornwall, "Ontario" Tyendinaga (Deseronto): at Deseronto, east of Belleville, "Ontario" Gibson: southeast of Georgian Bay, near Bala, "Ontario" Oneida Nation Oneida: southwest of London, "Ontario" All Nations represented Six Nations Reserve: near Brantford, "Ontario"
* The Great Law of Peace - GAYANASHAGOWA, the Constitution of the Haudenosaunee Nations
* Gus-Wen-Tah (Two Row Wampum) - This treaty was made between the Rotinonson:ni and the Dutch, and the British in North America, and was intended to establish "a great peace" between the sovereign nations.
Nov 01/98: Six Nations election chaos
Jun 16/98: What is Crown's responsibility
to Six Nations?
May 25/98: Justice for Iroquois through Canada's mistake?
Sep / 95: March for Haudenosaunee women's rights
Nov 19/97: Onondaga people assert their rights
Jan 06/98: Tuscarora position on Project OK