Presentation on theme: "By: Shannon, Isabelle, Josh, and Jacob. The Onondaga clans included these eight,plus the eel clans. A clan mother is in charge of each clan,and she has."— Presentation transcript:
The Onondaga clans included these eight,plus the eel clans. A clan mother is in charge of each clan,and she has many responsibilities. Traditionally it was her job to supervise everything in the longhouse. Onondaga people had a culturiful festival near Syracuse. Language The Opening Ritual is a way for us al human beings to give thanks that we are together and all of their gifts that the creators has givin us are still here. Onwehonhwe is there language The main food the they ate was those foods are called the Three Sisters. The Three Sisters are corn, beans, and squash. Sports The sports they played were lacrosse, softball, volleyball, football, cross-country, soccer, wrestling, basketball.
The Onondaga people lived in longhouses. Longhouses are long, wooden buildings. They hold Iroquois families. It was made from elm tree bark. It was as long as a football field. The longhouses housed 20 or more families. The men bent flexible saplings over, and lashed them together. Families who lived in longhouses helped build them. Longhouses had no windows. They have two smoke holes.
The Onondaga people ate corn, and other crops plus game and fish, deer, fruits, and berries. They used the deer leg bones for combs. The Onondaga people ate corn, beans and squash, the three sisters were planted on a hill, they also ate vegetables and nuts at a lot of festivals. They ate moose, hawks and birds. The Onondaga got syrup from a maple tree. The men cleared the land so that the women could plant the crops. The fish were fished, the deer were hunted and the bear were trapped. The Onondaga people used horses to clear tree stumps. The children and the woman planted, weeded, and picked the food. The children helped the woman pick up the crops, get water, and wood for the fire.
The Onondaga people made their clothing handmade. The clothes were made out of deer skins that woman had tanned, cut, and sewed. The nature provided and fashioned it for their needs. The woman wore long skirts that reached almost to their ankles. Skirts were decorated with beads or porcupine quills that were dyed red, blue, and yellow. They wore leggings sometimesThe top was a deerskin vest or blouse. Men wore kilt like skirts almost to their knees over leggings. They also wore blouses or vests made of decorated deer skins with porcupine quills or flax. They wore moccasins. The boys wore similar things as the men, and girls wore similar things as women.
The canoes were used a lot back then. The canoes were made out of elm bark or wood. The Onondaga people used paddles to move. The “rough” side of the canoe was on the outside, not the inside!!!
Bibliography Book The Iroquois by : Takaus Stefanie, from Children Press, Scholastic If You Lived With The Iroquois by: Levine Ellen, published by Scholastic Inc. Websites Packets Google, www.onondaga.com The Iroqouis of New Yorkwww.onondaga.com Google, www.nativeamericans.comwww.nativeamericans.com
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