The Eastern Woodlands was an area of wooded land east of the
Mississippi River. It was covered with thick forests. The
people who lived
there used the resources found in the woodlands for food and shelter.
Because of the abundance of trees available, they built their homes
from trees. The homes that they built were called longhouses.
longhouse could be 200 feet long and 36 feet wide. The longhouse had
wooden frame and was covered with sheets of bark.
The people of the Eastern Woodlands also used the forest's resources
for food. Men and boys used bows and arrows to hunt for small game.
They also set traps for bear, deer, rabbits, and other animals. The
and girls planted seeds to grow crops such as corn, beans, and squash.
They referred to these 3 crops as the "Three Sisters".