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thick sheets of ice
glaciers
the entire way of life of a people
culture
sun-dried brick used for building houses
adobe
Navajo house made of mud plaster over a framework of wooden poles
hogan
spirits represented by masked Native American dancers who were thought to bring good harvests
Kachinas
council of 50 specially chosen tribal leaders that met once a year to make decisions for the League of the Iroquois
sachems
Inuit house made of snow and ice
igloo
large, multistoried stone and adobe houses seen by Spanish explorers who called them by the Spanish word for "village"
pueblos
underground chamber for Pueblo religious ceremonies
kiva
ceremonial dinner given by one family to show off wealth and compete with other families in order to improve its standing within a village
potlatch
group of 2 or more related families
clan
community of people who share common customs, language and rituals
tribe
alliance formed by the 5 Iroquois Nations to end the fighting among them
League of the Iriquois