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courtney, First People

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travois
made of two crossed poles pulled behind a horse for carrying loads
HBC
Hudson Bay Company
maize
tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties
coniferous
Cone-bearing trees.
sun dance
a ceremonial dance performed by Amerindians at the summer solstice
culture
the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
totem ploes
built by west coast to honor family
canoe
small and light boat
dispersal
The act or process of spread out or the condition of being disperse
nootka
An Aboriginal tribe on the west coast
subarctic
of or relating to latitudes just south of the Arctic Circle
wampum
Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency.
democracy
the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
geology
a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
mohawk
the Iroquoian language spoken by the Mohawk people
potlach
a feast at which the host gave away many gifts
blackfoot
any of the Algonquian languages spoken by the Blackfoot people
igloo
an Eskimo hut, a word for snowhouse
squash
a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
culture area
an area where people share many features of the same culture
buffalo
large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains

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