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class
a group of people treated with more or less resect, depending on the group's place in society
confederation
a loosley untied group of government
tepee
a cone-shaped tent made of poles covered with animal skins
shaman
a religious leader and healer
arid
very dry
ceremony
a service or ritual performed for a special purpose, such as for religion
kachina
one of the spirits that are important in the religionof the Hopis and other Pueblo people
dugout
a boat made from a hallowed-out log
Iroquois League
a group of Iroquois tribes that decded to work together peacefully
legend
a story handed down over time, often to explain the past
pit house
a house built partly over a hole dug in the earth so that some of its rooms are under the ground
clan
a group of families that are related to one another
diversity
differences, such as those amoung diferent people
noble
a person from an upper-class family
empire
a government in which one ruler governs many lands and people
emperor
the ruler of an empire
tribute
payments that a ruler demands from his or her people
cultural region
an area where people share some ways of life
barter
to trade with people by exchanging goods
potlatch
a type of American Indian feast at which the host give away valuable gifts
totem pole
a wooden post that is carved with shapes of people and animals
hogan
a cone-chaped house by covering a log frame with mud or grass
council
a group that makes laws
longhouse
a long wooden house in which several Indian families lived together
city-state
a city that has its own ruler and government
slavery
the practice of holding people against their will and making them carry out orders