The Iroquois

The Iroquois family is represented in Quebec by two nations: the Mohawks and the Hurons.  The Mohawks take part in traditional activities related to hunting, fishing and gathering, but they live mainly with a subsistence economy based on agriculture and commercial exchange of agricultural and artisanal products of a sedentary nature.  For their part, the Hurons-Wendat live mainly from agriculture and commerce.  They are one of the most prosperous and stable groups in North America since they hold a monopoly on corn and tobacco that they trade with the other nations.