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The Great Law of Peace and Treaties of the Northeast

First Peoples Week

Originally Aired: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Available for viewing

A reconstructed Iroquois long-house, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Laslovarga| Art by Ryan Redcorn / Buffalo Nickel Creative


A rich history of peacekeeping and inter-tribal diplomacy existed in the present-day Northeast United States, and traditions thrived that helped lay the groundwork for what we consider to be American democracy. Our host, Iakowi:he’ne’ Oakes, speaks with Kanasaraken Loran Thompson to uncover how a great set of laws and treaties maintained harmony from present day Pennsylvania to Connecticut. 

Presented in collaboration with the American Indian Community House.


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