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Mohawk IndianMohawk - A powerful tribe of the iroquois, formerly occupying the territory of the Mohawk Valley between Utica and Albany, New York.  The Mohawk were members of the Five Nations, the great Iroquois Confederacy, which was founded by one of their chiefs, Hiawatha.

They were a warlike tribe and killed and ate their captives, according to the Jesuit Relations.  In fact, their name was given by the Narraganset and meant "man eaters."

During the Revolutionary War they sided with the British under the leadership of Joseph Brant.
 
 

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