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Desert Landscape and Early People

Harcourt HorizonsChapter 11 lessons 1&2
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Mesa
flat-topped mountain with steep sides
Butte
an isolated hill with sloping sides and a small, flat top
nomad
a member of a group that settles briefly in one place and then moves on to another
adobe
a brick or building material made of sun-dried earth and straw
pueblo
a communal village built by Indians in the southwestern United States
mission
a settlement set up by a religious group to teach their religion and other ways of life to native people
society
a community of people who share a common culture
reservation
land set aside by the United States government for Native Americans
rain shadow
the area on the dry, sheltered side of a mountain, which receives little rainfall
cloudburst
A sudden, heavy rain.
aquaduct
a raised channel used to carry water from mountains into cities
migrant worker
agricultural worker who moves with the seasons, planting or harvesting crops
arroyo
a brook; a creek a water-carved gully or channel