Early American settlers thought the Iroquois to be a violent, forceful and barbaric amalgamation of Native American Nations. Their organization of warfare, community, and politics allowed them to remain one of the most powerful nations for many years. Conflict with other tribes was a normal part of life for the Iroquois and the surrounding nations. However, as the American settlers began moving towards the frontier, Iroquois conflicts with the Algonquian begin to rise in frequency. This led to weakening of the Iroquois population and allowed the American settlers to usurp land from the Six Nations without considerable opposition.
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Weaver, Thomas, "Under a Pale Grey Sky: An Interactive Timeline of Iroquoian Warfare and its Impact on the Acceleration of American Colonization" (2013). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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