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S.S. - Ch. 2 Vocab

Social Studies - Unit 1 - Chapter 2 Vocabulary

Glacier A huge, thick sheet of slowly moving ice.
Migration A movement from one region to another.
Agriculture Farming, or growing plants.
Civilization A group of people living together who have systems of government, religion, and culture.
Pueblo The Spanish word for town.
Surplus Extra.
Potlatch A large feast that could last for several days.
Clan A group of related families.
Irrigation A way of supplying water to crops with streams, ditches, or pipes.
Staple A main crop that is used for food.
Ceremony A special event at which people gather to express important beliefs.
Lodge A home that Plains Indians made using bark, earth, and grass.
Nomad A person who moves around and does not live in one place.
Travois Equipment similar to a sled that was made from two long poles and usually pulled by a dog.
Summary A short description of the main points in a piece of writing.
Longhouse A large house made with wood poles and bark.
Confederation A type of government in which separate groups of people join together, but local leaders still make most decisions for their group.
Wampum Pieces of carefully shaped and cut seashell made into strings or belts.
Barter To exchange goods without using money.
Created by: Magnuson