The Iroquois used ingenious techniques to store their food in storerooms. They built frames that held the roof beams on which the corn hung next to the pumpkins.
Meat and fish reserves
Each family smoked meat and fish in the kitchens of the common house. The beans were dried and stored in containers with thick lids. They also stored food – dried corn, meat, vegetables – in bark-covered pots, many of which were buried inside or near the communal house.
Autumn passes and it is time to stock up to withstand the harsh winter and give thanks for the food harvested.