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Cornplanter-Seneca Chief (ca 1736-1836) Painting by Benjamin WestThis curricular unit looks at the influence one Native American culture had on our Founding Fathers' ideas about democracy, governmental structures, the rights of the individual and public good. Using primary sources, students will compare and contrast the differences between Native American and European cultures and how this affected governance. This will lead to a systematic comparison of the Iroquois Confederacy's Great Law of Peace and the US Constitution.



Home PageAssessment | Lesson 1 | Lesson 2 | Lesson 3 | Lesson 4 | Frontier Characters
Learning Aids | Great Law of Peace | US Constitution | Timeline | Works Cited



Iroquois Confederacy and the US Constitution was developed, designed, and produced by: Micki M. Caskey, Ph.D., Theresa J. Rapida, Ph.D.,
and Mark Wubbold.

This project was funded by generous grants from Portland State University's Faculty Enhancement Fund and the Mark O. Hatfield Public Service Grant Program

© 1 October 2001, Portland State University