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Longhouse

the traditional dwelling of the Iroquois and other North American Indians.



Large communal village house in parts of Malaysia and Indonesia.


Clan
a group of close-knit and interrelated families (especially associated with families in the Scottish Highlands).

Tepee
a conical tent usually consisting of skins and used especially by American Indians of the Great Plains.
Adobe
a kind of clay used as a building material, typically in the form of sun-dried bricks.

Pueblo
an American Indian settlement of the southwestern US, especially one consisting of multistoried adobe houses built by the Pueblo people.

Bering Strait
A piece of land that's between Cape Dezhnev, Chukchi Peninsula, Russia, the easternmost point of the Asian continent and Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska, USA, the westernmost point of the North American continent.
Inuit
a member of an indigenous people of northern Canada and parts of Greenland and Alaska.

Gulf of Mexico
A ocean basin largely surrounded by the North American continent. It is bounded on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, on the southwest and south by Mexico, and on the southeast by Cuba.
Hopewell
describes the common aspects of the Native American culture that flourished along rivers in the northeastern and midwestern United States from 200 BCE to 500 CE.

Cahokia
a pre-Columbian Native American city situated directly across the Mississippi River from modern St. Louis, Missouri.
Iroquois
a member of a former confederacy of North American Indian peoples originally comprising the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca peoples (known as the Five Nations), and later including also the Tuscarora (thus forming the Six Nations).
Plains Indians





a member of any of various North American Indian peoples who formerly inhabited the Great Plains.


Anasazi
a member of an ancient American Indian people of the southwestern US, who flourished between circa 200 BC and AD 1500. The earliest phase of their culture, typified by pit dwellings, is known as the Basket Maker period; the present day Pueblo culture developed from a later stage.
Mesa Verde
A plateau of southwestern Colorado were many Ancestral Pueblo cliff dwellings including Cliff Palace.