Presentation on theme: "Iroquois Seasons and Festivals"— Presentation transcript:
1 Iroquois Seasons and Festivals The Iroquois Year – Divided into 2 Parts – Growing and Sleeping
2 Year is divided into Months or “Moons” Examples of some Iroquois Moon names:The Frogs are Peeping – SummerThe End of Leaves – FallWhen I Cough - Winter
3 The Iroquois year was named and dated by the major events within them…. In the time of our great, great grandfathers…..The Year of Katrina – 2005________________________ - Seventh Grade
4 Iroquois Festivals The Iroquois year began when the Earth woke up. First festival of spring was called“Thanks to the Maple”Purpose –Give thanks to the Maple tree and forest and to the Creator for both.Activities – Dancing, games , burning tobacco, ends with feast.
5 2nd Festival: Planting Festival Purpose – to plant food for the tribe.Activities- women prepared Earth with bone tools for planting.
6 3rd Festival : Strawberry Festival Purpose – village hunt for fresh strawberries.Activities – gave thanks for fresh fruit
7 4th Festival: Green Corn Festival Purpose –honored master of lifeActivities –gave thanks, named babies born after Midwinter festival, dancing, singing, feast
8 5th Festival: Harvest Festival Purpose – prepared for long, hard winter, harvested foodActivities –Harvested food, gathered crops, dug pits for storage
9 6th Festival: Midwinter Festival Purpose- give praise and power back to “Master of Life”Get ready for a new yearActivities- Naming of children born since Green Corn FestivalClean out home
10 What is Culture? Culture is a way of life shared by a group of people. *******Geography affects your culture*******