Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trading Ideas Online Exhibit


"Come and discover the First Nations of northeastern North America through their great trade gatherings. You will discover the way of life and material culture of the Iroquoians and Algonquians, and in particular their trading activities. Trade was very important for the First Nations. It made it possible for them to exchange their surplus items for resources and items that they lacked, and also to form political and military alliances."

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Screenshot of the Trade Activity Introduction and procedures.

"Your mission is to find the item that you need and trade your item for it.

Along the way you will have to answer questions about various items of that era. You must correctly answer a minimum of 5 questions in order to finish the game.

During the game, you will have to make friends. Since you belong to a nation or a confederation, you must make at least one friend in each of the five nations and confederations represented in the game.

After you have made 5 friends, answered 5 questions, and traded your item for the one you are looking for, you must wait to see if everyone else finishes within the allotted time [30 minutes] for you all to win as a group."

"This game is played as a team in the classroom. A minimum of 6 players (including the creator of the session) is required to start a session, with a maximum of 30 players. Each player must have access to a computer."

"When we use the names Iroquoian and Algonquian we are referring to linguistic families. Simply put, a linguistic family is made up of groups of people who speak languages that are similar."
  • The Algonquians
  • The Iroquoians
The Trade Network
  • Strength Through Trade
  • Worth the Detour!
  • Sought After Items
  • Toll Routes
  • The Trade Gathering
  • Items of Interest
  • Trading Things
  • The New Neighbors
  • Trading Posts


Musée Huron-Wendat, Trading Ideas Virtual Collections
  • The characteristics of the occupied territory
  • The political structure
  • The Housing, Food, and Lifestyle
  • Clothes
  • The role of women and men's economic activities
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