14 terms

Native American Vocabulary

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tribe
group moved together to hunt and settle to support each others' families
reservation
place many of today's Native Americans live given to them by the United States
cultural region
area of land where people with a similar way of life live
wampum
belts given to honor or symbolize special occasions
tepee
Plains Indian shelter made from poles and buffalo hide
league
organization formed by the Iroquois to promote peace
lodge
Plains Indians shelter made from large, round huts made of earth over a deep hole
travois
Plains Indians used to transport items when they followed the buffalo
powwow
celebration where you can see traditional dances and games of a Native American group when you visit
Pueblo
village people in the Southwest Desert lived in
potlatch
a celebration the Northwest Coast Indians show their wealth and generosity to their neighbors
totem pole
item used to record the ancestors of a family and show the status of the family
shaman
an honored healer
longhouse
a shelter for the Iroquois that housed many families