To the natives, dreams were very important because they guided them and also showed the future. The Huron nation had shamans to interpret the dreams that their tribe had. When the Black Robes and French arrived the Huron originally thought that they were demons come to steal there souls. When the Black Robes told them about their paradise the Huron laughed because in their paradise everyone lived as spirits and the warriors hunted spirit animals at night. The Huron believed in many spirits and for example the spirit who guided you into paradise was the She-Manitou. One amazing belief they had was that if you cried out when you died the killer would have your soul.
The Huron were a little brutal with their dead. If you died in the bush you were left to rot there! It was different though if they had time to prepare your burial. Your most precious possessions were placed with you and then you were placed in a tree. If you were close to death then a shaman would be summoned to try and save you.
Ceremonies and Celebrations
The Huron had many different types ceremonies and celebrations. For example they had a hunting ceremony where the hunters would dance and pray for a good hunt. They wore elaborate clothes with beads and feathers imbedded in the cloth. They didn’t ever use instruments except the drums and their own voices. Often there were celebrations that lasted for days.
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The Huron wore leather clothes in summer as was customary among Native American tribes. In the winter they wore heavy fur coats over top of their leather clothes. When war broke out they covered their faces with war paint. One thing they were meticulously known for was that they always shaved their facial hair off.
When the Black Robes came over, many of the inventions they had startled and surprised the Hurons. They had no written language and most of their knowledge was shared among the tribes. They needed no road signs because they could tell where they were because of the trees. Any Huron had an incredible knowledge of the environment around him. They often relied on their village elder or shaman for advice.
Weapons and Warfare
The Huron nation used only 3 weapons. They had the normal bow and arrows, the stone (or metal) axe and usually a hunting spear. They were great warriors who hand-to-hand combat skills were unrivalled. The battles often fought were just skirmishes or raids. Large fights happened very little.