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MN Hist. Ch. 5 & 6

Chapter 5 & 6

A line made up of circles Time - the beginning of history as we know it
Generation From birth to adulthood
Glaciers great ice sheets that have spread down from the Arctic
Wild rice A new an dependable food source that helped increase the population of ancient Minnesotans.
Paleo - Indians big game hunters, they left spear points
Driftless area Small part of southeast Minnesota that was never covered by glaciers
Mammoths like elephants with shaggy hair and long curving tusks
Atlatl A hinged stick that made it possible to throw a spear faster and farther
Earth mounds Over 10,000 of these were once built in MN to bury their dead
Women, children and older people Responsible for moving the camp each day or two while the others hunted
mi-ta-ku-ya-pi The Dakota called all living things, meaning my relatives
o-ce-ti-sa-ko-win The name of 7 groups of Dakota who lived around the headwaters of the Mississippi.
Pierre Radisson One of the first European to reach the country that is now Minnesota.
Ojibway Often called Chippewa, pushed steadily toward Dakota country.
Sioux White man had trouble with the Ojibway word for Dakota, so they began to call the Dakota this.
Daniel Duluth In 1679, this daring French fur trader made his way to one of the main Dakota towns, Mille Lacs.
Louis Hennepin One of many catholic priests who became missionaries in the French parts of North America
Pierre Le Sueur Built a small trading station on an island near the mouth of the St Croix
White Fisher An Ojibway chief who led the Ojibway to victory in an important battle against the Dakota
Wabasha the first of three Dakota Chiefs of this name, he marries an Ojibway woman.
Horses The Spanish brought these from Mexico in the 1700's
Mdo-te Place where Minnesota and Mississippi rivers meet.