Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Village

Three dioramas in this exhibit depict life in a Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) village about 1600, before European influence greatly changed Haudenosaunee culture. The dioramas include a scale model of a Haudenosaunee village, a section of a reconstructed kanonhsésne (longhouse) complete with furnishing and replica sixteenth-century artifacts, and an agricultural field highlighting the three main crops utilized by the Haudenosaunee. This website presents scenes from these dioramas as well as explanatory text on Haudenosaunee longhouses, village life, and agriculture.