Native American vocabulary

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  1. a tall log carved with many designs built to honor family members or new chiefs, or to mark special events
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    totem pole
  2. the design and use of tools, ideas, and methods to solve problems
    technology
  3. a special Tlingit feast at which guests, not hosts, receive gifts
    potlatch
  4. a Spanish word that means "village" - refers to the apartment-style homes of Southwest Native Americans
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    pueblo
  5. a type of clay found in the earth
    adobe
  6. a spirit who the Hopi believe brings rain, helps crops grow, shows people how to live and behave, and brings peace and prosperity
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    kachina
  7. thin strips of dried meat
    jerky
  8. a flat or gently rolling land covered mostly with grasses and wildflowers
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    prarie
  9. a cone-shaped tent made of animal skins
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    teepee
  10. a sled-like device used for carrying people and belongings
    travois
  11. a special weapon used by the Lakota to touch an enemy without killing him
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    coup stick
  12. a home made of logs covered with grasses, sticks, and soil
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    lodge
  13. a long building made of poles covered with sheets of bark
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    longhouse
  14. small, polished beads that were usually made from shells and strung or woven together
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    wampum
  15. a group of families who share the same ancestor
    clan
  16. the union of five separate Iroqois peoples for a common purpose
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    Iroquois Confederacy
  17. the settling of disputes by agreeing that each side will give up part of its demands
    compromise
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Native American vocabulary
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