2 IntroductionThere are 2 different groups of tribes in the Eastern WoodIn the Iroquoi group there are the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Coynga, and SenecaThe Iroquoi group is also called the Five NationsIn the Algonquians group there is the Delaware, The Wampanoag, The Powhaten, The Ottava, The Chippewa, and the Miami
3 Geographic LocationThe Eastern Woodlands Indians were east of the MississippiThe Iroquois lived near the great lakesThe Algonquians lived on the coastal plains and by the great lakes
4 CULTURAL ACTIVITES AND BELIFS OF EASTERN WOODLAND NATIVE AMERICANS Iroquois created a crop growing method called Slash and Burn and a game called LacrosseEastern woodland Native Americans called earth the turtleThey believed that pepole called sky women fell through the sky and the turtle would catch themDeganwidan, Itawatha, and Tadodaho were myths or real pepoleDeganwidan was a peace makerItawatha and Tadodaho were evil myths and had snakes coming out of their hairSachems were leaders and wisdom keepers
5 Eastern Woodland Hunting and Food While the men were hunting their wife's would such food as Corn, squash, grapes, nuts, and clams.As a tradition and a good way of camouflage, the hunters would use some deer’s antlers on their head so the could hide more easily.They would use spears and nets that that they made to hunt fish.The way to hunt deer for them is they would get into a old skin hide from the deer's, that includes the antlers, then the would walk toward the deer and shot the deer with arrows.While the men were hunting for food the women would prepare meals from the food the gathered and sometimes even the food that their husbands brought back.
6 EASTERN WOODLAND HOUSING Eastern Woodland houses were made out of treesIn the Iroquois tribe they had several housesThey had long housesAll long houses had differencesEach house could fit up to 20 familiesThe long house’s frame was made out of young trees, and covered with barkLong houses were divided into sectionsEach section was home to 1 or 2 familiesSome Algonquians similar long houses that the IroquoisOthers made round bark shelters called WigwamsWigwams were made very similar to the long housesThe trunks of small trees were bent and tied together to form a dome shapeAfter words they covered it with bark