by Emma Gartly
The Iroquoian people lived in the area of the border of the US and Canada (from New York, Quebec, Ontario, Oklahoma to North Carolina) they also lived around the Great Lakes. The seasons were extreme, winters brought blizzards and storms. The weather made hunting and gathering very difficult. Summers were extremely hot. The sun was so hot it dried out crops and vaporized water sources. The Great Lakes helped with water sources. The land had very rich fertile soil.
Iroquoians relationship with the environment they lived in
horticulture ~ the branch of agriculture that deals with art, science, technology and business of plant cultivation. includes the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, sprouts, mushrooms, algae, flowers, seaweeds, and non food crops such as grass and ornamental trees and plants.
matrilineal ~ inheriting or determining descent through the female line
nomadic ~means anything that involves moving around a lot. nomadic hunter gatherers follow the animals they hunt, carrying tents with them.