anth 305 ch.1

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anth 305 ch.1
2013-09-03 19:00:44
native nations book

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  1. sovereign-
    • possessing supreme or ultimate power
  2. entity-
    • a thing with distinct and independent existence
  3. indigenous-
    • originating in and characteristic
    •  of a particular region or country;native
  4. contemporary- 
    • living or occurring @ the same time.
    • belonging to or occurring in the present.
    • person or thing living @ the same time.

  5. capacity -
    • the maximum amount that something can contain.
    • the ability or power to do, experience, or understand something.
  6. exertion-
    • physical or mental effort.
    • application of a force,influence, or quality.

  7. robust-
    • strong and full of life;vigorous
    • vigorous: full of energy.

  8. allocated-
    distribute (resources or duties) for a particular purpose.
  9. wherewithal-
    • the money or other means needed for a particular purpose.
  10. clout-
    • influence or power, esp. in politics or business
    • .
  11. tribal governments- sovereign governments:
    • meaning that we have the authority as Indian peoples to control our own destinies.
  12. provision-
    • the action of providing or supplying something for use.
    • an amount or thing supplied or provided.
  13. assertion-
    • a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.
  14. anachronistic-
    • chronologically misplaced.
  15. anachronisms-
    • a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists.
  16. diversity-
    • variety
  17. subsistence-
    • the action or fact of maintaing or supporting oneself at minimum level.