Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Iroquoian People

This week we read about the Eastern Woodland Farmers (Iroquoian First Nations group) and learned some fascinating things.  Did you know that this group, long renowned for terrorizing and killing, worked peacefully amongst themselves, farmed the same land for many years, and was governed by the women? They also played an important part in Canada's early history as, longtime allies with the British, together their strength proved to be too much for the French.  It is interesting to consider that if the alliances had been different (i.e. if the Iroquois had joined the French) Canada may have been predominately French today.

Making tomahawks and wampums (strings of beads used as memory aids)

1 comment:

  1. I love these pictures of the kids!! We sure had a lot of fun that day!