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Chapter 2

Native Americans of North America

tribe Group of families bound together under a single leadership
league Union of people or groups
cultural region Area in which people with similar cultures live
longhouse Building used for shelter used by the Iroquois (Eastern Woodland cultural region)
reservation Land set aside by the United States government for Native Americans
lodge Large, round hut built by Plains Indians
tepee Dwelling build by Plains Native Americans; built made of poles and covered by buffalo hides
travois Sled made of poles tied together; used by Native Americans to transport goods across the Plains
powwow Native American ceremony that often includes traditional dancing and games
pueblo Spanish word for "village"
potlatch Native American celebration in which hosts give gifts to their guests
totem pole wooden post carved with animals or other images; often made by Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest to honor ancestors or special events
shaman Native American doctor or healer
Created by: lfryer



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