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Deganawidah

Cornelius J. Jaenen

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.2001695

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Deganawidah (fl. 1450), Huron spiritual leader and mystic, and, according to Iroquois legends, principal founder of the League of the Hau-Dé-No-Sau-Nee, or People of the Longhouse. The oral traditions reveal little about his youth, personal life, or events after the formation of the league....

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Subjects: Mysticism ; Alternative Belief Systems ; Native American History ; Diplomatic History ; International Relations

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