I feel like this post is actually a little behind. While I have been discussing various aspects of Haudenosaunee culture and their traditions, I have not given you, the reader, a solid foundation from which Haudenosaunee ideals are derived from. So, this post will survey a general discussion on the formation of the Six Nations: the Peacemaker, Hiawatha, The Great Law of Peace, and the New Mind. All of these people and aspects serve central functions within the Longhouse tradition and further scholarship cannot fully be understood without this background. Sorry for the delay!