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Dakota & Ojibwe Vocabulary Words

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wigwam
a round dwelling made of poles, saplings, birch bark, and woven mats
oral tradition
the custom of story telling about history and legends
pelts
animal skins that have been cleaned, stretched, and dried
puckered
irregular folds (moccasins)
prophet
religious leader, tells about the future
cured
preserved by drying, salting, or pickling
tension
mental strain
hostilities
war like unfriendliness
mainland
the land inward from water
wary
cautious
unobstructed
unblocked, clear
earthen
made of baked clay
intermarriage
marriage between tribes, cultures, or religions
alliance
an agreement
elder
respected member of the tribe
tipi
cone shaped house
sugar camp
village location during spring
bark house
a rectangular house covered in bark
ohanwaste
Dakota word meaning generosity
tiyospaye
Dakota word meaning extended family
wohoda
Dakota word for respect and courtesy