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By: Lauren & Emily.   First settled in the north-eastern part of North America around 100 A.D.  Homeland: upstate New York between the Adirondack Mountains.

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1 By: Lauren & Emily

2   First settled in the north-eastern part of North America around 100 A.D.  Homeland: upstate New York between the Adirondack Mountains and Niagara Falls  They then expanded through conquest and migration and gained control of most of the northeastern United States/eastern Canada  During the American Revolution they were forced back into their original land  They fought along with the British in the war with France History

3   Lived in longhouses: large wood- frame building covered with sheets of elm bark  Open space was left at the top of the house to allow smoke out when they were cooking  Their beds were covered in skins and furs  They had to stay in one place because they relied on agriculture  Longhouses were long enough to hold 30-60 people  The women were in charge of raising the children and harvesting the crops Culture: Housing

4   Clothes were made from deerskin  The women wore skirts and moccasins  Men wore breechcloths with long leggings  They wore snowshoes in ritual dancing  They liked jewelry and make up  Tattoos covered most of their bodies Culture: Dress

5   Languages-The languages were named after the individual tribes  Mohawk  Seneca  Oneida  Onondaga  Cayuga  Tuscarora Culture Games and Activities ~ known for mask carving ~Beadwork ~Lacrosse Music ~played the drums and flutes ~drums were often filled with water

6   Dance ~Earth Songs ~Stomp ~Side-Step Shuffle ~Fish http://youtu.be/Pq8We0FS4nU (Iroquois) Confederacy Stomp Dance Part 2 Culture

7   Held six big festivals a year that lasted several days  New Year Festival  Maple Festival  Corn Planting Festival  Strawberry Festival  Green Corn Festival  Harvest Festival Culture: Customs Water drum and cow horn rattle

8   Men hunted deer and other animals  First to practice “slash and burn” farming  Favorite food was corn cakes Food

9   Lived in Eastern part of the U.S. (now New York State)  Land was covered with forests  Land was so thick that the sunlight barley reached it  Very diverse land; snow covered mountains in North and hot, swampy land in the South Habitat


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