Why were Iroquois villages built near water?
They got food from the water
Civilization began approximately six to eight million years ago when man had conquered his animal nature to the extent that he could co-exist with his fellow man. These were the days of mythology and men banded together in walled villages called nymphs in mythology. There were wood nymphs (villages in forests) and water nymphs (villages built on or near bodies of water.
The Iroquois depended on the natural resources around them to meet all of their basic needs. Because they lived in the Eastern Woodlands of North America, their food, clothing, and shelter, as well as the materials for making their tools and weapons came from their environment. Their villages were located near lakes and streams that provided water for drinking, fishing, and a means of transportation.Um its corn,bean and squash,including animal meat.
In early villages, houses were built close together so that help would be near in the case of an attack. An isolated house would be an easy target for roaming bands of Native American tribes. By building homes close together, the colonists were able to keep watch on the neighborhood and see when something was amiss.
The Iroquois Indians lived in the Eastern Woodlands region of the world. Meaning, they had plenty of wood to use, with which they made capital resources. Longhouses, which are literally long houses are made of wood, used from the abundance of wood supplied in the forest. The Iroquois also lived near bodies of water, meaning they had a good supply of water-animals (fish, plants, etc.).
No, the people of Britain did not have to drink dirty water before the Romans arrived, Britain had clear, unpolluted rivers and streams, so clean water was available. The only problem for the native Brits was access to the water. Their towns and villages had to be built near to a fresh water supply. When the Romans arrived they brought their system of aqueducts enabling the water to come to the people instead of the…