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Agriculture & Economy
  • main crops = corn, beans, squash [2]
  • food lasted several years, stored in winter [1]
  • when crops unfertile, Iroquois migrate to fertile soil [1]
  • Trading within the 6 nations [2]
  • Huron often had excess corn, traded that [2]
  • Trading with Europeans - beaver pelts, now obtaining European goods [2]
  • 1640 - acquire guns from dutch [2]
  • Traditional horticulture and economy replaced with intensive agriculture [2]





1. "Iroquois." Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia. 2009. Wikipedia. Web.28 Apr 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois.
2. Gernet, Alex. "Economic Life." Multicultural Canada. 10 May 2009 <http://www.multiculturalcanada.ca/Encyclopedia/A-Z/a6/3.