Constitution of the iroquois nations the great binding law gayanashagowa 1 i am dekanawidah and with the five nations confederate lords i plant the tree of great peace i plant it in your territory adodarhoh and the onondaga nation in the territory of you who are firekeepers i name the tree the tree of the great long leaves. The great law of peace is presented as part of a narrative noting laws and ceremonies to be performed at prescribed times the laws called a constitution are divided into 117 articles the united iroquois nations are symbolized by an eastern white pine tree called the tree of peace each nation or tribe plays a delineated role in the conduct . The constitution of the iroquois nations 1 i am dekanawidah and with the five nations confederate lords i plant the tree of great peace i plant it in your territory adodarhoh and the onondaga nation in the. Constitution of the iroquois nations source text form prepared by gerald murphy the cleveland free net aa300 distributed by the cybercasting services division of the national public telecomputing network rendered into html by jon roland of the constitution society. Before europeans settled upstate in the 1600s the five nations of the iroquois lived under a constitution that had three main principles peace equity or justice and the power of the good
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