Farming provided most of the Iroquois diet.
Iroquois made tools for farming. One tool was a wooden rake for
leveling the soil. Another was a wooden spade used to dig the soil.
They used seeds to plant corn, squash, green beans, lima beans, kidney
beans, pumpkin, melon, and tobacco. The
three sisters were the most important crops.
The women owned the land and
tended the fields. The women harvested the crops. The clan mother was
The Iroquois were very grateful for their harvests. They
held six festivals each year to say prayers of thanks to their gods.
Foods - Hunters and Gatherers
a recipe for Iroquois boiled corn bread.
Try it. It's good!
Syrup Candy Recipe
Food - Main Menu