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Iroquois Indians. Presented by: Krista Quick. How do you pronounce Iroquois?. Pronunciation: eer-uh-kwoy. The name Iroquois was given to them by their enemies, the Algonkian, as an insult. Ask students if they know what an enemy is.

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Iroquois indians

Iroquois Indians

Presented by: Krista Quick


How do you pronounce iroquois
How do you pronounce Iroquois?

  • Pronunciation: eer-uh-kwoy.

  • The name Iroquois was given to them by their enemies, the Algonkian, as an insult. Ask students if they know what an enemy is.

  • The name Iroquois actually means "real snakes” in Algonkian.

  • Today the Iroquois call themselves the Haudenosaunee or Six Nations.


Where did they live
Where did they live?

  • The Iroquois Indians lived in an area of the United States called the Woodland Region.

  • Originally, they lived in the area of the United States that is now known as New York State.


Five tribes in iroquois nation
Five Tribes in Iroquois Nation:

  • Mohawk

  • Seneca

  • Oneida

  • Onondaga

  • Cayuga

  • Later, the tribe Tuscarora joined the Confederacy.


What kinds of houses did they have
What kinds of houses did they have?

  • Iroquois Indians lived in longhouses.

  • Iroquois longhouses were up to a hundred feet long!!

  • In each longhouse there lived 2 or more families together (up to 60 people).


What were men and women s jobs in the iroquois nation
What were men and women’s jobs in the Iroquois Nation?

  • What is a job?

  • Iroquois men were in charge of hunting, trading, and war.

  • Iroquois women were in charge of farming, property, and family.


How did the iroquois indians travel
How did the Iroquois Indians travel?

  • They traveled by canoe on the water or by foot on land.

  • They did not use wheeled cars or ride animals.


What was iroquois music like
What was Iroquois music like?

  • The two most important Iroquois instruments are drums and flutes.

  • Drums were often filled with water to give them a different sound from all the other tribes.


What was their food like
What was their food like?

  • Iroquois women did most of the farming, growing corn, beans, and squash and harvesting wild berries and herbs.

  • Iroquois men did most of the hunting, shooting deer and elk and fishing in the rivers


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