Trees were an abundant resource in the Eastern Woodlands. The Iroquois and the Algonquian used native trees to build their homes, longhouses. The longhouse were shared with multiple other families.
The men hunted deer and beavers. The hide would be given to the Women to make clothing for the family. Meat was a good source of protein.
Since the soil was very fertile the Iroquois and the Algonquian women planted crops such as tabacco, corn, and squash. Having food meant their was no need to become nomadic or in other words they stayed in one area.