Term Definition
Agricuture farming or growing plants
clan a group of related families
irrigation a way of supplying water to crop with steams ditches or pipes
Nomad a person who moves around and does not live in one place
Glacider a huge thick sheet of slowly moving ice
Migration moving from one region to another
clivilization a group or people living together who have systems of government religion and culture
pueblo the spanish word for town
surplus extra
potlatch a large feast that could last for several days
staple a main crop that is used for food
ceremony a formal event at which people gather to express certain beliefs
lodge a type of home that plains lndians used made of bark earth and grass
Travois equipment similar to a sled, made from two long poles
longhouse a long house made out of wood poles and covered with bark
confederation a type of government in which sepsrate groups of people join together,but local leaders still make many decisionsn for the group
wampum pieces of carefully shaped seashell,made into strings or bells
barter to exchange goods without using money
The first Americans social studies vocabulary

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