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sod
earth cut into blocks or mats that is held together by the grass and its roots
shaman
Navajo religious leader and healer. They called upon the gods to give the people special favors
travois
a kind of carrier made of two poles fastened to a harness on a dog with a skin stretched between the poles
longhouse
a long wooden building in which several Iroquois families lived together
Pit house
House built partly over a hole dug in the earth so that some of the rooms were underground.
tribute
payments a ruler demands from his or her people
city-state
a city which has its own gvernment and its own ruler
emperor
ruler of an empire
nobles
people from important families
classes
people that are treated with different amounts of respect in their society
Dugout
Boat made from a large hollowed out log
hogan
cone shaped house built by covering a log frame with mud or grass
empire
conquered land of many people and places governed by one ruler
lodge
Circular home built over a shallow pit and covered with sod.
slavery
holding people against their will and making them carry out orders
Totem pole
Tall wooden pole with beautifully carved shapes of animals and people which tell a family's history.
tepee
cone shaped tent
Clan
Group of families that are related to each other.
Potlatche
Celebrations held by the Chinooks with feasting and dancing. During these celebrations, the host would give away expensive gifts as signs of their wealth.
Kachina
Spirits believed to visit the Hopi tribe once a year
confederation
loose group of governments
council
group that makes laws