Welcome to the Iroquois WebQuest! Your task is to follow the links below to gather information about the Iroquois, the Native Americans who once inhabited most of what is now New York State.

As you visit each site you will be searching for the answers to a specific set of questions. Record your answers in the graphic organizer packet you will be given. There will be a separate organizer for each site you visit. Happy hunting!

Who are the Iroquois?

Organizer 1: Go to The Iroquois of the Northeast. Follow the links for SOVEREIGN PEOPLE and THE THREE SISTERS. Use the information you find there to answer the questions below.

When you have found and recorded the answers to these questions, use the Back menu to return to this page.

Organizer 2: At the same site, follow the link for THE THREE SISTERS. Use the information on this page to answer the following questions

When you have found and recorded the answers to these questions, use the Back menu to return to this page.

Organizer 3: At the same site, follow the link for IN THE FOREST. Answer the questions below.

When you have found and recorded the answers to these questions, use the Back menu to return to this page.

Forest and Clearing

Organizer 4: Find out about Iroquois homes and answer the following questions.

When you have found and recorded the answers to these questions, use the Back menu to return to this page.

Organizer 5: Explore an Iroquoian village and answer the following questions.

When you have found and recorded the answers to these questions, use the Back menu to return to this page.

The Iroquois Confederacy

Organizer 6: Different groups of Iroquois joined together into a "league" or "confederacy." They united to bring peace among themselves and be strong against their enemies. Look up the meaning of the words league and confederacy, as they would be used in this context. Remember that sometimes one word may have more than one meaning. Be sure to get the definitions that would make sense when we speak of "the Iroquois Confederacy" or "the League of the Six Nations!"

When you have found and recorded the answers to these questions, use the Back menu to return to this page.

Return to our first site. Click on the link for Sovereign People, and then the link for Iroquois Confederacy to answer the question below.

 Return to the home page for this site. Follow the link for SOVEREIGN PEOPLE to discover the answer to the following question:


Hey...you're done! Great job!!


This Web Quest was created by Tedd Van Duyne as an introductory activity to the study of the Iroquois for students at the Newark Middle School, Newark, NY.