Prompt: Does the The Great Law of Peace  mention women?

GPT4: The Great Law of Peace, also known as the Gayanashagowa, is the founding constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy, a group of Native American tribes in North America. This constitution is significant for several reasons, including its influence on the formation of the United States Constitution.

The Great Law of Peace does indeed mention women, and in fact, gives them significant power and responsibility. Women, particularly clan mothers, played a crucial role in the Iroquois Confederacy. They were responsible for selecting and appointing the male chiefs who would represent their clans in the Grand Council. This system acknowledged the importance of women in Iroquois society and allowed them to have substantial influence over the political process.

Moreover, the Great Law of Peace emphasizes the balance of power and the importance of peace, unity, and the collective well-being of the confederacy. The inclusion and role of women in this governance system was a distinctive feature that set the Iroquois Confederacy apart from many contemporary European governance systems.

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