The Iroquois of the North American Eastern Woodlands made skillful use of local natural resources for the purposes of food, shelter, clothing and tools. They typically constructed their settlements around streams and other sources of water.Continue Reading
For food during the long winter months, the Iroquois gathered nuts, berries and root vegetables from their woodland environment. They also harvested maple syrup, sourced medicinal plants and hunted or fished for meat.
Construction materials for Iroquois housing, including timber, elm bark and tree fiber ropes, were also obtained from the woodland.
Clothing typically utilized the hides of woodland animals, such as deer, sewn together with bone needles.
Animal bones were used to make a variety of other tools and weapons, along with wood, stone and clay.Learn more about US History
The Iroquois were a native confederacy whose territories were originally within the boundaries of modern-day New York state between the Adirondack mountains and Niagara Falls. They conquered lands that eventually extended along the eastern seaboard of North America and into the interior, from modern Kentucky to southern Ontario down through the Delaware River Valley.Full Answer >
The Iroquois, who were a group of five tribes, lived in New York, mostly along the St. Lawrence River. This tribe of Indians lived in permanent homes, although these homes were moved every 20 years or so due to the soil in the area giving out.Full Answer >
The men of the Iroquois, also known as Haudenosaunee mostly wore breech cloth, and the women often wore skirts and tunics. Children dressed similarly to their parents.Full Answer >
The Iroquois' enemies were the Algonkin tribe and the settlers of the United States; however, before the 1500s the Iroquois were also enemies to one another, according to the Independence Hall Association. This is because the Iroquois were made up of five different tribes and they spent much of their time fighting against one another.Full Answer >