Native American Tribes Nations and Confederacies: Mohawk

The Mohawk are one of the original Five Nations of the Iroquois, historically based in present-day New York, also known as the "Keepers of the Eastern Door". Today they inhabit the Akwesasne Reservation, which is now home to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino.

The elected tribal governments on the New York and Canadian sides and the traditional chiefs of Akwesasne often work together as a "Tri-Council" concerning areas of shared interest, for example to negotiate land claims settlements. The Mohawk Tribe views the reservation as a "sovereign nation", but shares jurisdiction with the State of New York and the Town of Bombay, in which it is located.

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