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families who share the same ancestor
clan
a home shared by several related Iroquois families
longhouse
the settling of a dispute by each side agreeing to give up part of its demands
compromise
native american home built with bent saplings frames, then covered with cattail mats or elm bark
wigwam
polished beads used in gift-giving and trading by Native Americans
wampum
the union of the five major Iroquois nations
Iroquois Confederacy
the living spirit of an ancestor according to the Pueblo religion
kachina
a mountain or hill with a flat top and steep sides
mesas
the design and use of tools, ideas, and methods to solve problems
technology
a special weapon used by a Lakota Sioux soldier to show bravery by touching, not killing his enemy
coup stick
dome-shaped Navajo dwellings made with log or stick frames and covered with mud or sod
hogan
a pueblo (village)in Arizona inhabited by the Hopi for about 800 years, one of the oldest continuously populated settlements
Old Oraibi
underground rooms used by the Anasazi for religious ceremonies
kiva
a tall carved log used by Native Americans of the Northwest Coast to honor an important person or to mark a special event
totem pole
a cone-shaped tent made of animal skins used by Native Americans of the plains
teepee
thin strips of sun-dried meat
jerky
a fertile canyon in Arizona that became home to the Navajo during the 1700's
Canyon de Chelly
a type of clay used for building by Native Americans and Spanish colonists in the Southwest
adobe
a sled-like device contructed by Native Americans of the plains
travois
a 250 mile path connecting the homelands of five Iroquois peoples in the 1500's
Hodenosaunee Trail
a founder (leader) of the Iroquois Confederacy
Hiawatha
a city on Baranof Island, Alaska , in the Alexander chain of islands
Sitka
a type of home made of logs, grasses, sticks, and soil which the Native Americans of the Plains used
lodge
a Spanish word meaning "village" used to refer to the apartment-style homes of the Southwest
pueblos
flat or gentle rolling land covered mostly with grasses and wildflowers
prairie
a founder of the Iroquois Confederacy
Deganawida
a mountain range in Southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming
Black Hills
a special feast given by Native Americans of the Northwest Coast
potlatch