Festivals, Government, Religion
The Iroquois celebrate six major festivals a year. This includes, the New Years Festival in the winter, the Maple Festival in the spring. the Corn Planting Festival, the Strawberry Festival, the Green Corn Festival, and the Harvest Festival of Thanksgiving. The government consists of a high council in each village. All representatives of the council are elected by members of the tribe. 50 sachems, or peace-makers, are members of the council. The Iroquois Indians do not practice a dominant religion, they just believe in supernatural spirits. The main spirit is the Great-Creator, who is said to be the creator of all things on Earth. They also worshiped Thunderer and the the Three Sisters, the spirits of corn, beans, and squash.