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What is a group of families held together under a single leadership called?
tribe
What is an area in which people with similar (same) cultures live called?
a cultural region
What is a building used for shelter by the Iroquois called?
longhouse
What are belts or strings of polished seashells that were used for trading and gift-giving by Iroquois and other Native Americans called?
wampum
What is land set aside by the United States government for Native Americans called?
reservations
What were large, round huts built over a deep hole by the Plains Indians called?
a lodge
What is a place to live built by Plains Indians, made of poles placed in a circle, covered by buffalo hides called?
tepee
What is a sled made of poles tied together; used by Native Americans to carry goods (buffalo meat) across the plains called?
travois
What is a gathering of American Indians at a ceremony that often includes traditional dancing and games called?
powwow
What is the Spanish word for village, and the name of a group of people who lived in the Southwest Desert called?
pueblo
What is the Spanish word for village, and the name of a group of people who lived in the Southwest Desert called?
pueblo
What is the Native American celebration in which hosts give gifts to their guests called?
potlatch
What is a wooden post carved with animals or other pictures made to show a person's ancestors (past family) and wealth called?
totem pole
What was a Native American doctor or healer called?
shaman
What is a group that people form that unites them for a purpose called?

Example: The Iroquois League
league