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History Ch. 6

TermDefinition
fauna animals of a region
flora plants of a specific region
continental divide a stretch of high land that divides the rivers of a continent
Great Divide name given to the divide in North America
Yellowstone National Park oldest national park in the world and one of the largest in North America
mountain lion second largest cat in the Western Hemisphere
grizzly bear most dangerous animal in North America
Great Basin Desert largest desert area in the United States
bristlecone pine lives longer than any other tree in the world
Grand Canyon world's largest canyon
Carlsbad Caverns world's most spectacular limestone caverns
prickly pear most widespread species of cactus
gila monster poisonous lizard found in the deserts of North America
California condor largest land bird in North America
Mount St. Helen's large volcano in the Cascades that erupted on May 18, 1980
Crater Lake deepest lake in the United States
Yosemite Falls North America's highest waterfall
General Sherman Tree giant sequoia that is considered to be the world's largest in wood volume
Sacagawea famous Shoshone woman who traveled with Lewis and Clark
Narcissa Whitman and Eliza Spalding first white women to journey west of the Rockies
reservation land set aside by the government as a home for an Indian tribe
Navajo second largest tribe in the United States today
bighorn wild sheep of North America
mountain goat member of the antelope family whose hooves have suction-like cup
mountain lion most wildly distributed carnivore in the New World
pika "fat little farmer of the mountain"
kangaroo rat long-tailed desert rat that need very small amounts of water
Rocky Mountains backbone of North America
wandering albetross bird with the greatest wingspan
saguaro largest cactus; found only in the Sonoran Desert
California redwood world's tallest trees
giant sequoia grows only on western slopes of the Sierra Nevada
Old Faithful most famous geyser in Yellowstone National Park
Mammoth Hot Springs most famous hot springs in Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake largest high-altitude lake in North America
Columbia River largest river flowing into the Pacific Ocean from North America
Hell's Canyon deepest canyon in the U.S.
Great Salt Lake largest saltwater lake in North America
Death Valley hottest and driest part of North America
Cordilleran Chain longest mountain chain on earth
Mt. Elbert the highest peak in the Rockies
Mt. Whitney the highest peak in the U.S. south of Alaska
Havasupai a small, isolated tribe living near the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Nez Perce famous as breeders of the appaloosa horse
Pueblo cut multi-room houses from solid rock
Pueblo "everything in moderation, no excess, no waste"
Mojave lived in scattered groups wherever good farm land was found
Navajo second largest tribe in the U.S. today
Apache some of the last to resist settlement by the white man
Marcus & Narcissa Whitman missionary to the Cayuse; martyred for Christ
Chief Joseph most famous chief of the Nez Perce
Geronimo
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