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Transcript of Iroquois Indians
Where They Lived
Shamans/ False Faces
5 tribes before eropean colonization
Bicameral style government
Meeting of the Sachems
The irquois confederacy
The iroquois had leagues this helped form peace with their neighbors and trading partners so when needed they would to have a strong bond with the allies so they could help each other when in military conflicts.
Men and women had separate jobs but had real powers in the nation.
The men were thought to be important and they did all of the hunting. They were warriors and had more activities outside. The women work on a mother clan system were gender roles were equal. The women chose the clan leaders because they raised the kids and knew which was best.
prefixes (ra-, e-)
The iroquois traded corn and tobacco with northern and eastern tribes. They often used present giving to trade goods. They usually shared property and labor. They had a war against the algonquian peoples and won. They conquered neighboring tribes and successfully grew into a large population.
The geography of the iroquois had a huge impact on their everyday life. They had mountainous and rocky areas then they had more forests areas. This helped to protect them from invaders.
The Iroquois' population density was 3.2 people per square mile
The Iroquois were not nomadic poeple and were made up of six different tribes. Their full name was The Iroquois Confederacy. The tribes that made of the Iroquois were Mohawk, Onied, Onondaga, Cayuga, Senecca, Tuscarora.
The laws were made by fourteen people that voted on laws and were elected by matrins.
Clothes were made of deerskin and they were "leggings. Men were smocks and women wore a long skirt or a dress.
Their clothes were decorated with quills
Grits- boiling it in water like oatmeal
Iroquois lived in long houses made of elm bark. They had no doors or windows. The opening was covered by skins.
They played music with drums filled with water and with flutes. Music was romantic and made for wooing women. Music also included singing.
Bows and arrows
spears and shields
Iroquois traded fur with Europeans in excahnge for guns, kettle, and metal tools.
Where they are Today
In 1995 there were about 45,000 living in Canada and 30,000 in the United States
They mostly live in reserves in the state of New York.