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1 The group of Native American known as the Woodland Indians is made up of several tribes. These are some of the major tribes. The group of Native American known as the Woodland Indians is made up of several tribes. These are some of the major tribes. DelawareWampanoag Huron NarragansetPowhatan Iroquois Mohawk Oneida Onondaga Cayuga Seneca Tuscarora

2 Map of the area the Eastern Woodland Indians lived.

3 Clothing. Buckskin is clothing made from the skins of deer. In the winter, the men wore shirts, leggings, and moccasins. moccasins.

4 Clothing. The women wore skirts skirts woven from the woven from the wild grasses, wild grasses, with leggings with leggings underneath. underneath.

5 Wampum Wampum belts and necklaces were made from shells. Wampum was Wampum belts and necklaces were made from shells. Wampum was used as money between white man and Indians. Wampum belts were used as a form of communication between Indian tribes. used as money between white man and Indians. Wampum belts were used as a form of communication between Indian tribes.

6 The Great Chain, or Covenant Belt, is generally thought to be a belt presented by the U.S. government to the Iroquois in 1794 at the Pickering Treaty at Canandaigua, N.Y. Adapted from The Native Americans. Edited by B. & I. Ballantine. 1993 This is a sample of a wampum belt.

7 Food Eastern Woodland tribes hunted small game such as deer, rabbit, and bear. Eastern Woodland tribes hunted small game such as deer, rabbit, and bear. They also fished using spears and nets. Berries, nuts, and wild plants were important forms of food..

8 Food Corn, beans, and squash Corn, beans, and squash were the most important crops planted. They were know as “ know as “ The Three Sisters” as they were grown as they were grown together. together.

9 Wigwams were made by bending young trees to form the round shape of the home. Over this shape pieces of tree bark were overlapped to protect the Indians from bad weather.

10 Over the bark a layer of thatch, or dried grass, was added. A small hole in the top allowed smoke from the fires to escape. Beds were matting covered with animal skin.

11 Longhouses were long rectangular homes. Longhouses were made by building a frame from, Longhouses were long rectangular homes. Longhouses were made by building a frame from, saplings. saplings.

12 They were then covered with bark sewn together. There was a long hallway with rooms on both sides.

13 Sleeping platforms, covered with deerskin, lined each wall. There were also shelves for storing baskets, pots, and pelts. Pelts are the skins of animals with the fur attached. Sleeping platforms, covered with deerskin, lined each wall. There were also shelves for storing baskets, pots, and pelts. Pelts are the skins of animals with the fur attached. Several families would live in the long house, but the families were related to each other.

14 The Iroquois village consisted of two or more longhouses. In the early years the longhouses were built near streams.

15 Pots were made using clay coils, etched with sticks and other things, and fired in coals.

16 Tools The men created dugout canoes from tree logs. They used carving and wood burning to create the canoes. The men created dugout canoes from tree logs. They used carving and wood burning to create the canoes.

17 Sometimes the Indians wore corn husks masks or painted their faces to frighten away the evil spirits. Sometimes the Indians wore corn husks masks or painted their faces to frighten away the evil spirits.


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