In today's episode we continue our series on the "deep" history of America by examining the theme of democracy, which has been experimented with here in the Western Hemisphere for thousands of years before the time of the American Revolution.
In this episode, we explore how democracy existed not only during the golden age of the Maya, an idea we first introduced in Part 1, but also with the Iroquois tribe of North American Indians. Here, the sage and prophet Deganawida established the League of Five Nations, which emphasized democratic institutions here in North America one or two hundred years before the arrival of the European colonizers.
Stay tuned for Part 3 of this series, which should be following soon.
Thank you, - Alex