What was the Grand Council of the Iroquois and How many members did it have?

The Iroquois Confederacy was governed by the Grand Council, which was composed of 49 men with representatives from every tribe.

Each council member was given a title, which was the name of one of the 50 leaders who attended the first council. One name, however, was never assigned, that of the great Hiawatha.

By refusing to name a new Hiawatha, the Iroquois honored his special role as a founder of the confederacy.

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