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glacier
a huge, thick sheet of slow moving ice
migration
a movement from one region to another
agriculture
farming, or growing plants
civilization
a group of people living together who have systems of government, religion, and culture
pueblo
the Spanish word for town
surplus
extra
potlach
a large feast that could last for several days
clan
a group of related families
irrigation
a way of supplying water to crops with streams, ditches, or pipes
staple
a main crop that is used for food
ceremony
a formal event at which people gather to express important beliefs
lodge
a type of home that Plains Indians made using bark, earth, and grass
nomad
a person who moves around and does not live in one place
travois
equipment similar to a sled that was made from two long poles and usually pulled by a dog
longhouse
a large house made of wood poles and covered with bark
confederation
a type of government in which separate groups of people join together, but local leaders still make many decisions for their group
wampum
pieces of carefully shaped and cut seashell made into strings or belts
barter
to exchange goods without using money