Leader of six Iroquois nations dies at 81
July 23, 1996
ONONDAGA INDIAN NATION (CNN) -- The Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederations mourned the death Monday of their "chief of chiefsm," Leon Shenandoah. He was 81.
Shenandoah, the leader of the Onondaga Nation of the Iroquois, was chosen "Tadadaho" of the entire Confederation in 1969. Dennis Bowen, president of the Seneca Nation in western New York, said that Shenandoah's death was "like the pope passing away."
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