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Social Studies Vocab

Chapter 2

TermDefinition
travois a device used for carrying things, pulled by dogs
barter to exchange goods usually without using money
hogan a cone shaped Navajo shelter built and covered in mud
wigwam a round bark covered Native American shelter
surplus an amount that is more than what is needed
clan a group of families that are related to one another
lodge a circular house of the Plains Indians
totem pole a carved tall wooden post representing a tribe's history
staple something such as milk or bread that is always needed or used
longhouse a long wooden building in which several related iroquois families lived
potlatch a special Native American gathering
dugout boat made from a large hollowed out log
pit house house partially build over a hole with some rooms underground
wampum beads made from seashells used to keep records, send messages, or to barter
palisade wall made of sharpened tree trunks to protect a village
sod earth cut into blocks held together by grass and its roots
teepee cone shaped tent made from wooden poles and buffalo skins
council group that makes laws
adapt to adjust ways of living to land and resources
confederation a loosely united group of governments working together
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