Native American vocabulary

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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
    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
    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
    kachina
  7. thin strips of dried meat
    jerky
  8. a flat or gently rolling land covered mostly with grasses and wildflowers
    prarie
  9. a cone-shaped tent made of animal skins
    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
    coup stick
  12. a home made of logs covered with grasses, sticks, and soil
    lodge
  13. a long building made of poles covered with sheets of bark
    longhouse
  14. small, polished beads that were usually made from shells and strung or woven together
    wampum
  15. a group of families who share the same ancestor
    clan
  16. the union of five separate Iroqois peoples for a common purpose
    Iroquois Confederacy
  17. the settling of disputes by agreeing that each side will give up part of its demands
    compromise

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