Eastern Woodland Indians
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They lived in wigwams and longhouses.
birds, deer, beaver, racoons, bear, corn, beans, squash, pumpkins, grapes, nuts, clams
They used makeup and wore jewelry; they had tattoos; played games; sachems kept their history; they were a matrilineal society
They lived in the woodlands between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mississippi River
The men hunted and fished. The women farmed and gathered grapes, nuts and clams.
One room houses, made of narrow tree limbs lashed together with vines and covered with bard. They had round roofs thatched with strong reeds.
long houses, sometimes 150 feet long, twenty families sometimes lived together in a longhouse
Descent was traced through the mother. The Iroquois had this type of society. The women headed the clans. The women also chose 10 sachem who represented their nation in the Iroquois League.
Iroquois chief and leaders of memory and wisdom. They are keepers of the peoples past.