View objects from The Rockwell Museum’s Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Gallery. Learn how baskets, pots, moccasins and more are made, all from what nature provided. The skills you will learn about in this video continue to be used in their reciprocal relationship with the land and acknowledge and honor nature’s gifts.
Did you know the game of lacrosse came from the Haudenosaunee? Learn about lacrosse and the winter snow snake games, as well as their importance in Haudenosaunee social life. View a lacrosse stick and snow snake from The Rockwell Museum’s Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Gallery.
Natural Materials Weaving Project
Haudenosaunee people make many objects using materials from their natural environment including clay pots, sweetgrass baskets and baskets woven from the wood of the ash tree. The black ash tree is used to make beautiful and sturdy baskets, medicines and more. These items were historically important to the everyday lives of the Haudenosaunee and these traditions continue today. Now that we are able to buy more things for our homes, these objects are important to keep traditions alive and honor the environment. In this project, you will look around your natural environment and find materials to make a woven artwork to remind you how beautiful and special our part of the world is!
Haudenosaunee Vocabulary Word Search
Words can be found left to right, top to bottom, bottom to top and diagonally left to right. Time yourself and then click “retry” to mix up the letters and search again.
Haudenosaunee Memory Game
Click on the cards to find matching pictures. When you get a match, a box will pop up to tell you about the items. Time yourself and then click “retry” to mix up the cards and play again!
Use these resources to supplement your tour as needed!