Indian Nations

Portrait by Artist to Come


QUICK FACTS

           

Northern Nations

  • Iroquois Confederacy (Six Nations)
    • Mohawk
    • Oneida
    • Onondaga
    • Cayuga
    • Seneca
    • Tuscaror (fled north to join confederacy during 18th century)
  • Lenape (Delaware)
    • Munsee
    • Unami
  • Mahican
  • Metoac
  • Wabenaki Confederacy
    • Abenaki
    • Micmac
    • Penobscot
    • Maliseet
    • Pestomuhkati (Passamaquoddy)
  • Wappinger

Southern Nations

  • Catawba
  • Cherokee
  • Muscogee (Creek)
  • Shawnee

Perspectives

  • Neolin and Religious Awakening
  • Pontiac’s War, 1763 - 66

[George] Mason’s obvious legacy is in his contribution to America’s founding documents: the Declaration of Independence through the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Constitution through his role at the Philadelphia Convention, and the Bill of Rights through his dogged opposition to a Constitution without one. Mason may have taken a circumscribed view of the rights he advocated — limiting the right of representation to white men or restricting freedom of the press to a ban on prior restraint — but he put words on paper that could be given more expansive meanings by later generations.

Jeff Broadwater
George Mason: Forgotten Founder (2006)