Liam's Vocab 1
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To bargain, barter, or haggle over a price or trade
Buffalo manure that when dried was portable and usable to burn as fuel
A large wooden cask capable of holding up to 140 gallons
A day's travels, or the travel between two pre-determined locations
Originating from the Spanish word for "table," it is the flat mountain or hill, resembling a table top.
The resin of pine wood used as pitch for starting fires
Excessive decoration or fanciness. Decorative ornamentation such as bells, mirrors, and beads were also considered "gewgaws."
To have been dead for a while. Other terms are "rubbed out" or "made wolf meat."
A Shawnee chief who pursued a confederacy among Native Americans in order to resist encroachment of the white men. He fought at the Battle of Tippecanoe and died at the Battle of Thames.
A Seminole dwelling with a platform here feet off the ground, a slanted, thatched roof, and no walls.
Corn that has been asked and mashed, used to bake breads and a popular thin corn soup called "sofki."
A stone slab used for grinding flour. Native women would grind seeds and kernels using a hand-held stone called a "mano," Spanish for "hand."
Also known as "George Guess," a Cherokee scholar who not only developed the Cherokee alphabet, but also taught many to read and write.
Indian Removal Act
Signed into law by President Jackson in 1830, this act enforced the relocation of approximately 60,000-100,000 Native Americans west of the Mississippi River over the next decade.
A Native word meaning good, powerful, strong, or first-rate.
A bow guard, or wrist guard, used when hunting to protect a Navajo man's wrist from the bow string when an arrow is shot.
A nutritious, grass-like wild rice, the name in Chippewa means "good berry."
Black Hawk War
A war fought in 1832 in which Sac and Fox tribes led by Chief Black Hawk fought U.S. troops in an attempt to regain Illinois territory after the Treaty of St. Louis, signed in 1804, ceded their land to the U.S.
A house in the Great Plains of the West where timber was scarce, that was made by stacking strips of sod.
A discovery of a large vein of gold or a mother lode.
Food for livestock consisting of grain, leaves, and stalks.
A short-horned grasshopper that when traveling in a swarm would quickly devour an entire growing crop.
Also called the "Stogie," this large covered wagon was used extensively for carrying freight during the Westward Expansion, and could hold several tons. Its curved shape helped keep supplies from shifting up and down hills and mountains.
The 19th-century belief that it was the destiny of the U.S. to expand its territory across the continent.
A tool with a long, curved blade attached to a handle and used for cutting grains and grass.
A prospector who went to California in 1849 in hopes of finding his wealth in mining gold.
A man-made water channel, designed for separating gold by washing away the lighter debris while the heavier deposits sink and catch in the rippled bottom.
An exchange of assistance or provisions to a prospector for a stake in any future profits.
Excess rock and earth left over from blasting rock.