Q:

Where Did the Iroquois Live?

A:

Quick Answer

The Iroquois were a native confederacy whose territories were originally within the boundaries of modern-day New York state between the Adirondack mountains and Niagara Falls. They conquered lands that eventually extended along the eastern seaboard of North America and into the interior, from modern Kentucky to southern Ontario down through the Delaware River Valley.

Know More
Where Did the Iroquois Live?
Credit: Marilyn Angel Wynn Nativestock Getty Images

Full Answer

Their battles with the French-allied Algonquin native peoples and with English settlers resulted in much territory being lost over the course of the French and Indian War of the 18th century. Modern Iroquois lands are found in New York, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

Sources:

  1. tolatsga.org

Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    How cold was it when Niagara Falls froze in 1932?

    A:

    Despite unusually cold temperatures during some winters, including that of 1932, Niagara Falls has never actually frozen. Ice forms over the river and icicles form over the falls that create the illusion that the falls are frozen, but the flow of water has stopped only once in 1848. This, however, was due to an ice jam and not because the falls were frozen.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why did the American Civil War start?

    A:

    Many factors contributed to the beginning of the Civil War, most notably the divisive issue of whether or not slavery would be allowed in the territories of the United States. At the time, the United States was rapidly expanding westward, and the newly-elected President Lincoln vowed that the newly-acquired land would not allow slavery.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What were Iroquois tools?

    A:

    Tools used by the Iroquois included stone axes, flint knives, hoes, arrowheads and knives. Tools of the Iroquois served many purposes: some helped the Iroquois farm, while others facilitated hunting and preparing animals for food and clothing. Iroquois used knives, for instance, to remove animal meat from skin following kills; the meat served as food, while Iroquois used the hides as clothing or to make shelters.

      Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is an Iroquois longhouse?

    A:

    An Iroquois longhouse was a traditional home for Native American tribes living in southern New England, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A longhouse was constructed of wooden poles covered in bark that housed as many as 20 families simultaneously. A typical Iroquois longhouse ranged from 180 to 220 feet long, although some were nearly 400 feet in length.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore