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Holly, The First People

Terms

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

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