British-Allied Indians


The Mohawk are one of the original five nations of the Iroquois Confederacy formed between the mid fifteenth and late sixteenth centuries with the Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida and Onondaga, who became the six nations in the early eighteenth century when they were joined by the Tuscarora, who had moved up from North Carolina. The Mohawk are probably the Iroquois nation whose name remains most associated, in the popular imagination, with the wars that were fought in eastern North America during the eighteenth century. The Iroquois had a fierce reputation as warriors and while most of the "Woodland Indian" tribes were drawn into alliances with the French, the Iroquois were either closely allied to the British, or remained neutral.