From Joseph Brant to Tom Longboat, notable Haudenosaunee people have helped to shape our history and create the world we live in. Some like Jay Silverheels and Pauline Johnson have achieved fame through their craft while others like Deskaheh and Handsome Lake have helped to give the Haudenosaunee people a voice in the world and a focus among themselves.  Without these people the Haudenosaunee might not be where they are today.