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Native American Vocab

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Adobe
sun dried brick
Anasazi
A group of early Americans who lived in the South West
Archaeology
the study of evidence left by early people
Artifacts
Object made by humans
Clan
group of two or more related families
Culture
entire way of life developed by a people
Culture Area
region in which people share a similar way of life
Kachina
masked dancers at religious ceremonies of the South West Indians
League of Iroquois
alliance of the five Iroquois nations
Longhouse
Iroquois dwelling, a house made and used by Indians
Mound Builders
the name for various North American
Pot latch
ceremonial dinner held by some Native Americans of the North West Coast to show off their wealth
Pueblo
a town in Spanish colonies; Anasazi village
Sachem
member of the tribal chief council in the League of Iroquois
Travois
sled pulled by a dog or horse
Tribe
community of people that share common customs, language, and rituals