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(5th)Social Studies

(5th) Social Studies-Native Americans of North America

TermDefinition
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 by Iroquois
Wampum Belts or strings of polished seashells that were used for trading and gift giving by Iroquois & other Native Americans
Reservation Land set aside by the United States government for Native Americans
Lodge Large, round hut built by Plains Indians
Tepee Dwelling built by Plains Indians Made of poles arranged in a circle 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 the hosts give gifts to their guests
Totem Pole Wooden post carved with animals or other images Made by Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest to honor ancestors or special events
Shaman Native American doctor or healer
 

 



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