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Native American Unit 11/1/11

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Adobe
A type of clay found in earth
Archaeologists
A scientist who looks for and studies evidence from long ago
Artifacts
objects left behind by people who lived long ago
Civilizations
a kind of culture
Clan
a group of family members
Compromise
settling a dispute in which both parties give up something
Drought
a long period without any rainfall
Empire
a large area that stretched over 1000 miles
Irrigation
a method by which water is brought to dry areas
Lodges
a type of home made from logs covered with grass, sticks and soil
Long House
long buildings made of poles covered with sheets of bark
Potlatch
special feasts at which guest, not hosts, receive gifts
Prairies
flat and gently rolling land covered with grass and wild flowers
Pueblos
means village in Spanish
Slavery
the practice of owning people and forcing them to work
Specialize
doing one kind of job
Teepees
a cone shaped tent made from animal skin
Totem Pole
tall logs carved with many designs
Travois
a sled-like device used for carrying people and belongings
Tribute
a payment in the form of goods