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Glossary of Chapter 3 Social Studies

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desert
a dry environment where little rain falls
decision
the act of choosing one thing rather than another
artifact
a human-made object left behind by a group of people who lived long ago
cliff
the high, steep face of a mountain or rock
canyon
a deep valley with steep sides
kiva
a special room used for religious ceremonies by some Native Americans
museum
a place where people can look at objects of art, science, or history
history
the story of what happened in the past
mesa
a landform that looks like a high, flat table
technology
the use of skills, ideas and tools to meet people's needs
Tell me about the Anasazi Indians
-from the southwest (desert and mesa)
-ate corn and turkey
Tell me about the Yurok Indians
-from the West coast
-ate fish
Tell me about the Cherokee Indians
-from North Carolina and Oklahoma (plain indians)
-ate buffalo and used wood
Tell me about the Iroquois Indians
-Eastern Woodlands
-ate fish, hunted for food and grew food
Tell me about the Plaines Indians
-ate buffalo and used the skin to make clothes, blankets and teepees

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