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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