Term Definition
Agriculture farming or growing plants
Clan group of related familys
Irrigation a way of supplying water to crops with streams,ditches, or pipes
Nomad a person who moves around and does not live in one place
Glacier a huge thick sheet of slowly moving ice
Migration moving from one region to anothor
Civilysation a group of people 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 witch people gather to express certain beliefs
Lodge a type of home that plains Indians used to use made of bark earth and grass
Travois equipment similar to a sled made from two long poles
Long house a long house made out of wood poles and coverd with bark
confedaration a type of governent in which seperate groups of people join together but local leaders still make many desions for the group
wampum peices of carfully shaped seashells made into stripes and belts
barter to exchang goods without using money
The First Americans Soicial Studys vocab

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