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Food, clothing, and shelter are the 3 basic needs that people all over the world share, regardless of time period or culture. In prehistoric times, each group of people explored the environment around them to find what they needed to make their lives safer and easier. Today, most people buy what they need from stores or trade with one another.
|In the past, the knowledge that each group had about their environment was special and was built up over thousands of years. This knowledge was very important. Not understanding how to construct the right sort of house or make the proper clothing for your environment could mean that you or a family member might not survive. Styles of housing and clothing were different for each group and also distinguished one group from another. Click on the clothing link above to discover what the Haudenosaunee wore in the past and today. Click on the housing link to learn about Haudenosaunee homes of long ago and today.|