Unformatted text preview: Iroquois Indian Tribe
Shelter Artifacts of the Iroquois
Archeologists found stone net
sinkers, bone harpoons, awls and a
pin, and a perforated elk tooth that
the archeologists believed to belong
to the Iroquois.
a Masks were used in special Iroquois
ceremonies such as the harvest.
Masks were made of corn husks and
a Wampam was an important part of
Iroquois culture. Not only was the
wampam used as belts made of
beads and shells but wampam was
also used as money. Wampam was
also used to comfort people after the
death of a loved one.
a Some other tools that the Iroquois
tribe used were the water basket,
copper knives, war clubs, basket
hats, salmon spears, spoons, and a
a a The Iroquois tribe made many
baskets for carrying supplies and
cooking food. Since they didn’t want
to burn the baskets, they put rocks
and heated them, and put the basket
over the rocks.
over Deadly Weapons
The Iroquois used bone or rock
harpoons to capture most of their
food. It took a long time to make
these weapons by hand.
a They used a salmon spear to catch
salmon or other fish. This spear was
made out of wood for the stick, and
bone or rock for the point.
a They also used copper knives to skin
animals. These knives were made
out of copper.
a Their main weapon for capturing
animals were arrows. The stick was
made out of wood and the point out
of bone or rock.Much like the salmon
spear except smaller.
a Something that they used while in
battle was the war club. This club
was made out of wood and was very
The Iroquois tribe wore a belt called
the wampum every wampum belt
a The Iroquois made polished beads
out of shells. A small slender drill
was used to make holes.
a They also wore beaver,deer,wolf,and
a In cold months, men wore a shirt of
tanned deerskin, leggings and a loin
a The loin cloth was made of a long
piece of deer skin worn between the
legs and folded over a belt so it will
hang down at the front and back.
a They also traded there wampum
belts with the Europeans for different
kinds of clothing.
a The Iroquois Food
What they ate and how they got
it. Fabulous Food
The Iroquois ate
a They also ate animals like a turtle,
clan bear, wolf, beaver, deer and
a The Iroquois got their food by
hunting the forest.
a The Iroquois grow crops in the field.
a a They used the animals fur for coats. The Iroquois
Shelter What The Iroquois lived In
The Iroquois lived in what is called a
a The long house was made of poles
and sheets of bark.
a It looks like a cloth tarp it can be up
to two hundred feet long.
a The women were in charge of the
a The women also owned everything
provided in the long house.
a There was a storage area at the top
were everything was provided.
a They can be more then one family
living in the long house.
a Where they lived
The Iroquois lived in the eastern
a The Iroquois lived in what is now
known as the state of New York.
a The names of the tribes were
a The Iroquois home land was
connected by well used trails.
a The Hedenosaune Trail ran 250
miles through the main village.
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