iroquois culture

iroquois culture

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  • The frames of the longhouses were made with poles which were covered with bark that was cut into rectangular slabs. A variety of different trees were used to build a longhouse, depending on the tree's strength, flexibility and resistance to decay.
  • Each Iroquois longhouse was designed so as many as twenty families or more could live in it.
  • This is where I live, The Long House 
  • Usually the men would go hunting and the women would  grow crops like corn beans and squash(The Three Sisters)and harvest meals.
  • These animals are what I eat for dinner.(Fox, wolf, deer, fish, and porcupine.)
  •  Iroquois men wore breechcloths with long leggings.
  • Iroquois women wore wraparound skirts with shorter leggings and dresses.
  • The Iroquois Confederacy, or Iroquois League, was founded as a cooperative and peacekeeping organization among the Five Nations of the Iroquois.They convinced each tribe about the importance of peace and unity.
  • The Iroquois tribes originally called their confederacy Kanonsionni, which means "people of the longhouse." 
  • There were five tribes in the original Iroquois Confederacy: the Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Onondaga, and Cayuga tribes.
  • Today they call themselves the Haudenosaunee or Six Nations.
  • A sixth tribe, the Tuscaroras, joined in 1722.
  • We lived near Lake Ontario and along the Mohawk River in New York State. In 1600's the 5 tribes  joined together to form a confederacy.
  • The access to guns gave the Mohawk and other Iroquois advantages over other tribes, and they entered trading seriously. The British primarily used these gifts to gain support among the Iroquois for fighting against the French.
  • The British
  • The Iroquois also traded for alcohol, which the Europeans introduced
  • The Iroquois
  • The European 
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