FC: Iroquios By: Jordan
1: Introduction In this book I am going to talk about questions I have related to the Iroquois. I hope you enjoy my book.
3: What was the roles and status of women within the Iroquois confederacy? The statuses of women in the Iroquois confederacy are a lot different than the statuses of women in Ancient Athens. Within the Iroquois confederacy the women are equal to men and are very high in quality. Women can become clan mothers and with that responsibility they can choose the chiefs for their own clan. There were 7 characteristics that the clan mothers followed when
4: choosing an effective leader: -honesty and kind-heartedness -ability to think clearly -knowledge of traditional ceremonies -loyalty to family -ability to uphold the great law -ability to represent the people fairly So as you can see the Women are very important to the nations in a very responsible way.
6: How were wampum belts significant in Iroquois culture? Wampum belts were so significant in ways such as using it as a trade good and using it as an agreement of mutual respect, and peace between themselves and the European new comers to North America. They use wampum belts to help form relationships, propose marriage, atone for murder or ransom captives.
8: What is the importance of the images in the two row wampum and what do these images represent between the Iroquois and Europeans? The 5 images represent the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca. The Onondaga symbol in the center also represents the tree of peace. White symbolizes no evil or jealous thoughts. The lines joining the 5 images show the
9: connection of the 5 nations to one another. The lines extending out to the ends of the belt symbolize the path of peace in which other nations are welcome to join the confederacy. Between the Europeans and the Iroquois the belt symbolizes respect and peace.
10: What is consensus and what are the advantages and disadvantages of consensus as compared to majority rules as a form of decision making? Consensus: -if one disagrees, the decision can't be passed (negative) -everyone has a voice (positive) -it can be difficult to pass the decision because not agrees (negative) -it's co-opertive everyone needs to participate (positive)
11: -allows for discussion Majority: -you can vote for what you want individually (positive) -even if you disagree,the decision still goes forward because most of the people wanted that (negative) -it doesn't allow for discussion (negative) -not everyone is included/not everyone participates
14: How was society organized, and how did this affect their political structure? The way that their political structure is, is through consensus. Consensus is a way of making decisions but for the decision to be passed all citizens need to agree. This affected their political structure because if they wanted to make a decision they will need all to agree and their lives would be
15: totally different because of it.
16: Thank you for reading my mix book. In conclusion we see that we all have different ways of how we do our political structure. And we also learned a lot about wampum belts.
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