Eastern Woodland Indians Analysis

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The Secrets of the Eastern Woodlands

The Eastern Woodland Indians lived in a lifestyle that was greatly affected by their area of living. The food they ate, the clothes they wore, and the kind of homes they lived in were all a result of where they lived. The environment that the Eastern Woodland Indians lived in was filled with trees, animals, plants, rivers, lakes, and wildlife. Some of the tribes that lived in the Eastern Woodlands area were the Mohicans, Iroquois, Powhatan, Mohawks .
The Geography played a critical role in the lifestyle of the area's First Peoples. The Eastern Woodlands was quite diverse in terms of geography, as it stretched across a large portion of Eastern Canada. It also includes: The region extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Mississippi River in the west and from Canada in the North
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The Indians used the waterways to their advantage using it as a means of transportation and for fishing. Because there lands was so ample, around 4,000 years ago they decided to settle down. They become one of the first Canadians to live primarily by farming.
There were four main tribes in the Eastern Woodlands. The Mohawks, the Powhatan, the Iroquois and the Mohicans. Even Though they lived so close together they all had pretty different lives.
The Mohican were lived along the banks of the Hudson river (Modern Day New York). They also lived in parts of Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut. Wappinger and Housatonic also were originally part of the Mohican Nation, but each one had their own Sachems (chiefs.) When the Europeans they spread disease and warfare, killing most of the Mohican Indians.
The Iroquois lived in upstate New York between the Adirondack Mountains and Niagara Falls. Though migration and war they gained power of the Northwest United States and Eastern Canada. In the Iroquois culture the women owned the property and determined the

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