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5B Unit One

Archaeologists People who study the tools, bones and remains of ancient people.
Glaciers Thick sheets of slow moving ice.
Civilizations Populations that shared systems of trade, art, religion and science.
Irrigation A system of pipes and ditches that is used to supply dry land with water.
Adobe Bricks made of mud and straw.
Totem poles Carved logs that are painted with symbols of animals or people.
Potlatch Special feasts at which guests receive gifts.
Migrate To move from one place to another.
Hogan Dome shaped homes for one family.
Teepees Cone-shaped homes made with long poles covered with animal hides.
Lodges Homes made of logs covered with grasses, sticks and soil.
Travois Sled-like device that is dragged by people or animals.
Coup stick A weapon used to show bravery by touching, but not killing, an enemy.
Slash-and-burn To cut down and burn trees to clear land for farming.
Longhouse Homes made of bent poles covered with sheets of bark that were large enough for several families.
Wampum Polished beads made from shells that are woven together.
Creek Confederacy Union formed by several groups of Creek Indians to protect themselves.
Clans A group of families that share the same ancestor.
Iroquois Confederacy The union of the five major Iroquois peoples.
Created by: vberge