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The St. Lawrence Iroquoians

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Centre d'interpétation du site archéologique Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha, Huntingdon, Quebec

Preparing the fields

Engraving of an iroquoian village's planning

Agricultural activities normally began in April, with the clearing of forested land to prepare it for cultivation. Following the women's directions, the men slashed brush, felled some trees with stone axes and killed off others by removing the bark. The stony soil in the area around the site meant that rocks had to be removed before crops could be sown.

Centre d'interpétation du site archéologique Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha.


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