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

John Adams was inaugurated as second president on March 4, 1797. Washington had preceded him to the hall and sat on the dais with Jefferson the Vice-President-elect, as Adams spoke. When the new President finished and left, Washington motioned to Jefferson to go next. The two Virginians had known each other since 1769, when Washington had been thirty-seven years old and Jefferson only twenty-six. From long habit and lingering respect, Jefferson now held back. But Washington gestured again, in a manner not to be ignored. The younger man was now Vice-President and must go first.

Richard Brookhiser
Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington (1996)