But the american culture and language is to a very large degree descended from the English.Originally posted by Ribannah
Only a minority of the Americans descended from the English.
Do you think that the Germans call their country Germany? It is conventional (at least in the English language version of civ) to name all the civs and cities in English.The Iroquois were never Sioux, just like the Russians were never Spanish. They didn't call their land or empire America either. If you want to give them their proper name, calling them Haudenosaunee (people of the longhouse) instead of Iroquois (they who smoke) would do. They named North-America Turtle Island.
Of course I'm sure in your setup you rename Germany to Deutschland and India to Hindustan.
Whether or not this convention is a bit dumb is a topic for another debate. Assuming this convention, the Iroquois should be called the Americans.