They were not an agricultural people, but rather depended on fishing, hunting and the gathering of Wild Rice and cranberries. They discovered the secret of the maple tree and made Maple Sugar. They lived in Wigwams or a version of the Tipi, which was covered with bark mats. They excelled in basket and mat weaving, and made the Birch Bark Canoe , which became the transport method of choice by the French Fur Traders.
They were more independent than the Haudenosaunee, had a version of the Clan System, but did not engage in inter-tribal celebrations. Their name for God was Monedo or Manitou. The Mississauga drove the Seneca; out of southern Ontario in the late 1600's. At one point in time, the ( 'Ojibway'/ Mississauga ) controlled the entire area we call the "Golden Horseshoe".