Native American Unit 11/1/11

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Adobe

A type of clay found in earth

Archaeologists

A scientist who looks for and studies evidence from long ago

Artifacts

objects left behind by people who lived long ago

Civilizations

a kind of culture

Clan

a group of family members

Compromise

settling a dispute in which both parties give up something

Drought

a long period without any rainfall

Empire

a large area that stretched over 1000 miles

Irrigation

a method by which water is brought to dry areas

Lodges

a type of home made from logs covered with grass, sticks and soil

Long House

long buildings made of poles covered with sheets of bark

Potlatch

special feasts at which guest, not hosts, receive gifts

Prairies

flat and gently rolling land covered with grass and wild flowers

Pueblos

means village in Spanish

Slavery

the practice of owning people and forcing them to work

Specialize

doing one kind of job

Teepees

a cone shaped tent made from animal skin

Totem Pole

tall logs carved with many designs

Travois

a sled-like device used for carrying people and belongings

Tribute

a payment in the form of goods

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