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ancestor
a person in your family, starting with your parents, who was born before you
hunter-gatherer
a person who found food by both hunting animals and gathering plants, fruits, and,nuts
clan
a groupof Native American families who share the same ancestor
prehistory
the time before written records
council
a group of people who meet to talk and make decisions
archaeologist
a sientist who studies artifacts to learn about the past
palisade
a tall wooden fence that surrounded a village
caribou
large deer
longhouse
a long wooden building in an Iroquois village that housed many families
artifact
an object made by people who lived in the past
confederacy
a group of people who join together to help each other
land bridge
wide strip of land between Asia and Alaska, during the Ice Age, that early man used to walk across
Iroquois Confederacy
a political union of 6 Native American groups(Cayuga, Mohawk,Oneida,Onondaga,Seneca,and Tuscarora)founded around 1570
"Three Sisters"
beans,squash, and corn
sachem
a council member of the Iroquois Confederacy
clan mother
the head of the clan
wampum
polished beads used in ceremonies by iroquois and other Native Americans to represent certain ideas; also used in gift-giving and trading
heritage
the history and traditions that a group of people share