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Native Americans

TermDefinition
flora the plants of a particular region
fauna the animals of a particular region
nomad a person who moves from place to place in search of food (hunter-gatherer)
Eastern Woodlands a cultural region in North America east of the Mississippi River, west of the Atlantic Ocean, south of the Great Lakes, and north of the Gulf of Mexico.
Slash and burn farming a method of farming, in which vegetation is cut down and burned in order to clear the fields for farming
Three Sisters the primary crops of the Eastern Woodlands Indians, which were corn, pole bans, and squash
Cherokee a member of the Native American people, who lived in the foothills and mountains of South Carolina
Catawba a member of the Native American people, who lived along the rivers of the Piedmont region of South Carolina
Yemassee member of the Native American people, who came from Spanish Florida (Georgia), but moved to the coastal areas of South Carolina
Palisade a fence of pointed stakes that was 12 to 20 feet high used for protection
Wigwams a type of circular type house used by the Catawba and Yemassee; erected by heating and bending poles toward a center point, tying the poles together, and then covering the frame with cedar, cypress, or pine bark
Wattle and Daub a type of circular type house used by the Cherokee and Yemassee; it had thick walls made out of a mixture of grass and clay, called daub, and a roof made out of bark and branches, called wattle
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