Warriors: The men cleared the fields, and built
and repaired the longhouses. Other than that, their time was spent in
trading and hunting, and in war and preparing for war.
The men made
many types of weapons. They made bows and arrows out of hickory or ash
wood. The tips of the arrows were made out of turtle, antler bone, and
deer bone. They were very hard. They made blowguns and darts out of
wood and hollow reeds, which were used to hunt birds. They made spears
with sharp ends.
Techniques: Iroquois warriors taught the
European settlers valuable lessons in how to use geography to win a
The early American colonists learned by watching the Iroquois
warriors how to blend into the landscape and fight like guerillas.
They watched and learned how to attack quickly, and how to use a small
number of men to sneak into enemy territory. The early colonists used
the techniques they had learned from Iroquois when fighting the
British during the American Revolution.
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