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This article is about the minor civilization in Age of Empires III. For the civilization in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs, see Iroquois.
Iroquois
Iroquois
Age of Empires III (only)
ContinentAmerican
Unique UnitsIroquois Mantlet
Iroquois Tomahawk
TechnologiesIroquois Lacrosse
Iroquois League
Iroquois Morning Wars
MapsGreat Lakes
New England
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The Iroquois are a minor civilization in Age of Empires III. They become a playable civilization in The WarChiefs expansion and are replaced by the Huron (except in the campaign and custom scenarios).

The Iroquois Confederacy was a band of five (and eventually six) united Native American tribes that settled along the Ontario river in northern America. A rule of the Confederacy was to keep at peace with all members, and against a foe, they were a strong united force.

Allying with this tribe provides Mantlets, Tomahawks and Canoes.

Technologies Edit

  • Iroquois Lacrosse (improved infantry range)
  • Iroquois League (train tribe units at Barracks)
  • Iroquois Morning Wars (1 Mantlet for every 2 minutes the game has lasted)

Units Edit

History Edit

"The late sixteenth century confederation of five (later six) tribes into the Iroquois League in upstate New York created the most dominant native force in the northeast United States and eastern Canada. At the height of their empire in the late seventeenth century, they held sway over lands stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, and from Kentucky to Ontario. They are remarkable for many achievements, including their political system of checks and balances. The central law of its confederacy was to never war with each other. Against enemies, however, they usually presented a united political and military front .

The Iroquois population had boomed following the adoption of agriculture in the fourteenth century, and they settled in villages of distinctive wood-framed and bark-covered longhouses. The first Europeans they encountered were the French, fighting against them in support of other tribes along the St. Lawrence. The Iroquois in turn traded for weapons with the Dutch of New Amsterdam. A series of wars followed, mostly over the fur trade. The Iroquois were often in the middle when France and Britain engaged in their periodic wars.

By the later eighteenth century the Iroquois were being pressured by English settlers moving west from the coast and down the Ohio River Valley. When the American Revolution broke out in 1776, the Iroquois tried to remain neutral, but the league finally splintered and tribes fought on both sides. In 1779 George Washington sent three columns into Iroquois territory, burning forty villages, and driving most of them into Canada. The millions of acres the Iroquois once held in New York were reduced to a few small reservations, which they still hold today.
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