Onondaga Nation

The Onondaga are one of the original five nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, also known as the Haudenosaunee. The Onondaga are the “Keepers of the Fire” and are considered to be the traditional leaders of the Iroquois.

The Onondaga Nation is located in the state of New York and is the largest of the Iroquois nations. The Onondaga have a long and rich history that dates back to the 1600s.

During this time, the Onondaga were a powerful nation of farmers and hunters that lived in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The Onondaga were known for their strong spiritual beliefs which were centered around the Great Law of Peace.

The Onondaga were also known for their involvement in the French and Indian War, as well as their alliance with the British during the American Revolution. During the 19th century, the Onondaga were forced to cede their lands to the United States government and were relocated to a reservation in New York.

Today, the Onondaga are a federally recognized tribe and have their own government and constitution. They are actively involved in various economic, cultural, and political initiatives in order to preserve their heritage and culture.