The group of nations known as the Iroquois have lived in North America for many centuries. Once torn apart by wars, the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora people united in a confederacy known as the Six Nations. It remains the oldest constitutional government in the world. the Six Nations call themselves the Haudenosaunee--people building a longhouse. Today the Haudenosaunee fill all walks of life, while maintaining their rich cultural traditions and community ties. They look back on their history with pride and ahead to their future with hope.