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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 the "Founding Fathers" ideas about democracy, governmental structures, the rights of the individual and the 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.

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

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