Erie was believed to have been an Iroquoian language spoken by the Erie people, similar to Wyandot.
Architecture. Erie tribes lived in fort-like communities which were set within a palisade made up of logs. Palisades were made of three concentric rows lined inwards with bark over bark. Erie people would construct standing places over these palisades for defenders to use.
Erie, Iroquoian-speaking North American Indians who inhabited most of what is now northern Ohio, parts of northwestern Pennsylvania, and western New York; they were often referred to as the Cat Nation.
horse,foot and canoe. The Erie tribe ate meat buffalo,venison for meat.
(Entry 1 of 2) 1: a member of an American Indian people living south of Lake Erie in the 17th century. 2: the extinct and probably Iroquoian language of the Erie people.
As a result, over five years of war they destroyed the Erie confederacy, the Neutrals, the Tobacco, with the tribes surviving in remnants. By the mid-1650s, the Erie had become a broken tribe. Dispersed groups survived a few more decades before being absorbed into the Iroquois, especially the westernmost Seneca nation.
Erie Canal, historic waterway of the United States, connecting the Great Lakes with New York City via the Hudson River at Albany.
They stored dried crops in underground pits lined with dried grasses and barks, and could use sumac leaves as wrappings and natural preservatives for dried pieces of squash. Animals were hunted more easily during winter because vegetation died back, and drowsy or hibernating animals were easily found and taken.
Most of Erie Indians tribes wore breech clothes and belts over their body. Sometimes, they wore feathers and leggings. They also wore moccasins which were kind of shoes made out of deer skin.
The resulting confederacy, whose governing Great Council of 50 peace chiefs, or sachems (hodiyahnehsonh), still meets in a longhouse, is made up of six nations: the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora.
Native American Spears Like bows and arrows, spears were used for both hunting and warfare. Native American spears were particularly powerful weapons due to the special atlatls (also known as spear -throwers, throwing-sticks, or throwing boards) the Indians used to launch their spears.
Lake Erie touches four U.S. states — New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan — and the Canadian province of Ontario. Buffalo, N.Y., is on the eastern end, and Toledo, Ohio, is on the western end. Cleveland, Ohio, and Erie, Pa., sit on the southern shore.
The American Library Association would like to acknowledge the indigenous history of the state of Florida and recognize the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Miccosukee Indian Tribe of Florida across the state.
How did they travel? Canoes: They traveled by canoe. Canoes were decorated with family colors. A favorite design was the diamond shape.
Native Indian Canoes Fact 13: The highly ornate dugout canoe was built by Northwest Pacific Coast tribes such as the Bella Coola, Tlingit, Chinook, Haida, Tsimshian, and the Coast Salish.