Mohawk people

Indigenous nation from North America

The Mohawk people[1] are the most easterly tribe of the Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois Confederacy. They are an Iroquoian-speaking indigenous people of North America. They had communities in northern New York State and southeastern Canada, mainly around Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River. They are part of the Northeast Woodlands.

A portrait of a Mohawk person by Gilbert Stuart in 1786

As one of the five original members of the Iroquois League, the Mohawk are known as the Keepers of the Eastern Door.


  1. "About the Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs". Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs of the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Confederacy. Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.