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Indigenous Cultures of the Americas

traditional Navajo hut, dome shaped and made of logs, sticks, and mud hogan
gift-giving feast practiced by Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest potlatch
object made by people in the past from which history can be learned artifact
group of families that share the same ancestor clan
payment demanded of people by a ruler, usually made in the form of valuable goods tribute
period of extremely low temperatures during which much of Earth's water was frozen in glaciers Ice Age
belts or strings of polished beads made from shells, used for trading and gift-giving by Iroquois and other Native Americans wampum
to move from one location to another migrate
underground rooms used by some Native Americans for religious ceremonies kivas
monumental structure with a square or triangle base and sides that slope to meet at a point at the top pyramid
a long period with no rain drought
Native American ceremony involving feasting, singing, and dancing powwow
apartment-style homes of the Native Americans of the Southwest pueblo
more than what is needed abundant
a cone-shaped dwelling that can be moved easily and is made of animal skins, used by Native Americans of the Plains teepee
a method of bringing water to dry land through a series of ditches or pipes irrigation
"The Great Peacemaker" Deganawida
What were the reasons for the Iroquois Confederacy? to unify the tribes and make them stronger & to maintain peace among Iroquois tribes
The Hopi believed that kachinas would.... bring rain for the crops.
The Tlingit obtained most of their food from… the ocean.
Created by: Kristen Mayfield



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