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Teegans First Nation

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culture area:
an area where people share many features of the same culture
Mohawk:
a tribe in the Iroquois Confederacy
coniferous:
trees that bear cone
culture:
the way a group of people live
democracy:
Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representative
geology:
The scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the earth.
totem poles:
built by west coast tribes to honor their family
HBC:
Hudson Bay Company
igloo:
The Inuit word for snowhouse
maize:
tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears
Blackfoot:
the strongest Aboriginal nation on the Plains
Sun Dance:
A dance where the Plains Indian sought a vision to guide them for the rest of their lives
squash:
A field crop grown by the Huron First Nation
dispersal:
The act or process of spread out or the condition of being disperse
wampum:
used among the Iroquoians both as money and as a record of treaties
Nootka:
An Aboriginal tribe on the west coast
Buffalo:
the most important source of food on the plains
travois:
made of two crossed poles pulled behind a horse for carrying loads
canoe:
They were used by the First Nations and later by the explorers and fur traders for travelling throughout Canada
Subarctic:
a huge area of North America which spreads from Alaska in the west to the Maritimes in the East
potlach:
a feast at which the host gave away many gifts

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