Northeastern Woodlands Culture

Northeastern Woodlands Cultural Traits

1.   Sedentary hunter/farmers
.  Dry farmed corn, beans, and squash
.  Hunted and fished
2.   Practiced Animistic religion
.   Strict incest taboos
.   Puberty rites of passage:
.   Polygamous
.   Shaman based
.   Manitouist
3.   Near constant state of war including coup counting
4.   Communal 
5.   Wove baskets and made pottery
6.   Usually lived in large domed mat houses or wigwams

Northeastern Woodlands Culture languages and tribes:

Phylum / Stock / Family / Language Tribe
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Central Algonquian / Illinois Illinois
Miami
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Central Algonquian / Menominee Menominee
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Central Algonquian / Ojibwan Chippewa
Ottawa
Potawatomi
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Central Algonquian / Sac-Fox-Kickapoo Foxes
Kickapoo
Sac
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Central Algonquian / Shawnee Shawnee
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Eastern Algonquian / Abnakian Abnaki
Pennacook
Penobscot
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Eastern Algonquian / Mahican Mahican
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Eastern Algonquian / Passamaquoddy Passamaquoddy
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Eastern Algonquian / Massachuset Massachuset
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Eastern Algonquian / Micmac Micmac
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Eastern Algonquian / Mohegan-Pequot Mohegan
Pequot
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Eastern Algonquian / Montauk Montauk
Pocomtuc
Wappinger
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Eastern Algonquian / Nanticoke Conoy
Nanticoke
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Eastern Algonquian / Narragansett Narragansett
Nauset
Niantic
Nipmuk
Wampanoag
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Eastern Algonquian / Powhatan Chowanoc
Hatteras
Machapunga
Moratok
Pamilco
Powhatan
Weapmeoc
Macro-Algonquian / Algonquian / Proto-Eastern Algonquian / Unami-Munsee Delaware