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Mohawk (cognate with the Narraganset Mohowaùuck, ‘they eat (animate) things,’ hence ‘man-eaters’) The most easterly tribe of the Iroquois confederation. They called themselves Kaniengehaga, ‘people of the place of the flint.’
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Mohawk Indian Biographies
- Ahyouwaight, Mohawk Chief
- Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea) (hosted at Indigenous Peoples)
- Molly Brant (hosted at Answers.com)
- A Guide to Tracing your Indian Ancestry(PDF)
- Tribal Leaders Directory
- Recognized Indian Entities, 10/2010 Update (PDF)
Mohawk Indian Cemeteries
Mohawk Indian Census
Mohawk Indian Church Records
- Indian Castle Church, Canajoharie NY
Federal Recognized Tribes
- St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655 (bad link at this time)
- Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, P.O. Box 489, Hogansburg, NY 13655
- Mohawk Nation, Council of Chiefs, P.O. Box 366, Rooseveltown, NY 13683-3488
Genealogy Help Pages
- Proving Your Indian Ancestry
- Indian Genealogy
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Mohawk Indian History
- Mohawk Indian Tribe History
- Mohawk Indian Villages and Towns
- Mohawk Indian Chiefs and Leaders
- St. Regis Colony or Band (hosted at AccessGenealogy)
- Mohawk People (hosted at Wikipedia)
- The Darkest Day in Mohawk History (hosted at Wampum Chronicles)
Mohawk Indian Home Page Links
Mohawk Indian Language
- Mohawk Indian Language (hosted at Native Languages of the Americas)
- Indian Linguistic Families of America North of Mexico
- Mohawk Vocabulary (hosted at AccessGenealogy)
Mohawk Indian Legends
- Indian Myths and Legends
- Following hosted at Indian Legend
- NA-NEWBIES – A mailing list for anyone new to Native American Research, all Tribes and Nations.
- NATIVEAMERICAN-BURIALGROUNDS - Discussing and sharing of information regarding remaining and lost Native American burial grounds in the United States
- NATIVEAMERICAN-CHIEFS – A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the chiefs of the Native American tribes/nations in the United States.
- INDIAN TRIBES-LOCATION, One for each state. Ask questions to find the location of your ancestors
- INDIAN CEMETERIES, A place to share the location or transcriptions of Indian Cemeteries
- Mohawk-Indian-Tribe Mailing List
Mohawk Indian Military
The list of tribes and organizations below are not federally recognized. Many of them are state recognized organizations only or working towards federal recognition. We will provide a listing for any Native American organization or tribe. If you would like your organization listed please submit the information.
Mohawk Indian Schools
- Hampton School Records
- Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute
- Indian Schools, Seminaries and Asylums
Mohawk Indian Treaties
- Indian Treaties, Acts and Agreements
- Signers of Native American Treaties, Indian, Military and Guests
- Indian Affairs, Laws & Treaties, Vol. 2
As the United States expanded westward from the original thirteen colonies, settlers often confronted the existing owners of the land. As a result the federal government often negotiated treaties with these Native Americans. This collection of official treaties was compiled by the United States and originally printed in 1904. (Subscribers Only) Free Trial – Ancestry.com US Deluxe Membership
Mohawk Indian Suggested Reading
Joseph Brant, Captain of the Six Nations
The parents of Brant were Mohawks, residing at the Canajoharie castle, in New York; but he is said to have been born on the banks of the Ohio, in 1742, during an excursion of his parents to that region. He was not a chief by birth, although his family seems to have been one of some consideration.
Ahyouwaighs Mohawk Chief, 1794-1832
This chief was born on the 27th of September, 1794; he received a good English education and is said to have improved his mind by reading. In the war of 1812-15, between the United States and Great Britain, he espoused the cause of the latter, and participated in the dangers of the earliest part of the contest, but had not the opportunity to acquire distinction.
Iroquois General Ethnology of Western New York, by Henry R. Schoolcraft
The aboriginal nation, whose statistics and history, past and present, are brought into discussion in the following report, stand out prominently in the fore ground of our own history. They have sustained themselves, for more than three centuries and a half, against the intruding and progressive races of Europe.