The iroquois’ success in maintaining their autonomy vis-à-vis both the french and english was a remarkable achievement for an aboriginal people that could field only 2,200 men from a total population of scarcely 12,000. Shop for iroquois men's clothing, shirts, hoodies, and pajamas with thousands of designs. Traditionally, for the iroquois farming was woman's work and hunting was men's work by the early 19th century, american policies to have the men farm the land and cease hunting were having effect. Iroquois men did most of the hunting, shooting deer and elk and fishing in the rivers iroquois indian dishes included cornbread, soups, and stews cooked on stone hearths here is a neat slideshow of an iroquois girl demonstrating a traditional cornbread recipe, and here is a website with more information about native food in general. Although women chose the sachems, only men were delegates of the iroquois confederacy elders old men and women alike were also protected by the men the job of the elders was to instruct the young one's they were considered wise, and respected for their knowledge and guidance (kalman 19.
Men made equipement for games: lacrosse, snow-snake, hoop-and-dart, and hoop-and-javelin held most important roles in iroquois society involving religion, government (politics), and the treatment of disease. Iroquois society was matrilineal, meaning descent was traced through the mother rather than through the father, as it was in colonial society while iroquois sachems (chiefs) were men, women nominated them and made sure they fulfilled their responsibilities.
The men of the iroquois nation shaved their heads except for a strip down the middle even though this is called a mohawk haircut today, many of the iroquois tribesmen (not just the mohawk) cut their hair like this. The iroquois men fought and hunted and made sure their wives and children were protected from their enemy's enemies were not enemies they did not fight from the peacemaker and the peace tree after.
Iroquois men traditionally wore fringed shirts made from deerskin in the summer months men would often not wear a shirt, but would wear a finger-woven sash that went over the right shoulder and was attached to the waist. The iroquois indians made clothes from soft deerskin the women and men wore leggings, shirts, and moccasins the women wore a skirt or a dress that covered most of their leggings in the winter, the men added a smock that went down to their knees for warmth.