Wotat/Ouendat: The Wyandotte People Of Ontario

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Wendat/Ouendat, also various names Wyandot or Wyandotte people of Ontario. They lived along rivers and lakes where they would be most likely find wildlife, fresh water and good soil for crops. Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay, Lake Ontario and rivers such as Black Creek. The Wendat lived along Black Creek, located in North York. Black Creek flows south to the The Humber River in Toronto ON, Canada. The area is just North of Toronto in the Municipality of York Region. The area development is a commercial and residential area in a Hydro corridor of Toronto. There is a path running along Finch Ave. between Keele and Jane street where Wendat longhouses have been found. (http://www.saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca)

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The war caused them to spread out across Ontario. The Wendat were farmers and traders. The woman mainly cleared the area where they grew their crops. “The Three Sisters” which are the three main foods: squash, corn and beans. The Three sisters were also traded for other goods. The men worked in the bushes and forests where they hunted deer, bear and beaver. The males also fished in the lakes and rivers. The hunted with bow and arrows and spears. They fished with poles, nets, and hooks carved from bone. They used the animal fur for clothing to keep warm in the winters, they designed baby bunting bags from wood and leather for their children. They lived in villages where they built longhouses. They were much longer in length than they were in width. Each longhouse was made with large, flexible poles and covered the houses with cedar or elm bark. Inside the longhouses were fire pits and they dug deep holes to place their things for storage. The storage pits held supplies, tools or weapons and food. The fire pits kept them …show more content…
He went on the study at the University of Chicago and finished with a PhD with his thesis titled "The Archaeology of the Ontario Iroquois.” In the 1940’s Dr. Emerson worked with the Faculty of Anthropology where he taught students at The University of Toronto. The most part of his work was on the Wendat people’s history. The Parsons Site was excavated by J.N. Emerson in the early 1950’s and again in the early 1970’s. The Ontario Archeology Society and an Academic program from the University of Toronto that J.N. Emerson was apart of. The first archeological digs in the 1950’s and again in the 1970’s Emerson and his teams were able to investigate the Wendat people’s settlement patterns. They began another Excavation of the Wendat village where they were further studied the settlement patterns and also the history and

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