By Sani, Jurmanique, and Sara
Location: The Iroquois lived in a moderate area of the border of the United States and Canada. Their location included much of the northeastern U.S. They had access to many rivers and mountains in the area, for example Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The climate was cool.
Famous leaders of the Iroquois include Tachnechdorus aka Logan, Hiawatha, Matoaka, Thasuka, and Geronimo.
Leadership Structure: The Iroquois had a code of laws called the Great Peace, which governed them. Women selected male members to join the Grand Council. Council members worked out differences and made decisions.
Major battles included the Iroquois Wars, formed the Iroquois League to stop fighting within their tribes.
Enemies: Algonquian, Woodland Peoples, French, Dutch, Ottawa, Chippewas
Outcomes: Power, defeated Illinois and other tribes, killed many
Major Resources: corn, squash, beans. Women picked nuts and berries, men hunted. They were close to many lakes and rivers.
Trading partners: Europeans, other tribes within the league.
Trading goods: furs, clay tools, food
Roles of men and women: Men hunted, prepared land for planting, and were warriors in warfare. Women were stewards of land and elected men to be on the Grand Council.
Education: Children were educated by matriarchal members of the tribe.
Architecture: Their main architecture was long houses. If they needed to perform religious activities, they performed them in long houses.
Clothing: Included feathers in hair, ring in nose, a cape, a sash, leggings and moccasins.
Cuisine: Corn, squash, beans,, wild roots, berries, greens, nuts, turkey, muskrats, beavers, salmon, bass, trout, and whitefish.
Religion: Were polytheistic, believed that Great Spirit was their leader. Also, they used wooden masks to frighten evil spirits.