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First People - Amy McLeod

Terms

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

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