Hi, My name is Hanna, and I’m in 6th grade.
Recently both social studies classes have come together for an Indigenous Communities project. The task was to learn more about the history of various Indigenous communities in Canada. Students worked in groups to build a presentation. The following is my group’s presentation.
Once the groups were done presenting were then asked to create a blog post to showcase our project. I really didn’t think it was important or necessary for this lesson and was a little bored until we really started the lesson I was pretty invested in people’s ancestors, how a bunch of traditions were celebrated, and surprisingly are active to this day and cool facts. For example, In the Iroquois community, there were longhouses and up to 60 people could live in them! Everything was freely shared. Here’s another one less than 250 people in the world still speak Iroquois! THATS CRAZY! Here are some more cool facts .
- The Iroquois homeland is now the New York State.
They hunted and fished in rivers to get their food and they made arrows and spears out of flint to hunt with.
The Iroquois people led semisedentary lives. They moved to a new location every 10–30 years. They grew corn, squash, and beans, and hunted to feed themselves.
Iroquois tribes likely started in the late 15th century
The Iroquois were also known as the Haudenosaunee
To this day, fifty sachems who represent different clans of the Iroquois meet at the Grand Council near Syracuse, New York.
After the people who spoke Iroquoian came together as different tribes, which were mostly in what is now central and upstate New York, in the 16th century or earlier they came together in a group known today as the Iroquois League,
That was only a little bit for me this project was cool and I learned a bunch from it. Thank you for making it this far in reading my blog post