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First Nations

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Wampum
Used among the Iroquoians both as money and as a record of treaties.
Nootka
An Aboriginal tribe on the west coast.
Travois
Made of two crossed poles pulled behind a horse carrying loads.
Canoe
They were used by the First Nations and later by the explorers and the fur traders for travelling throughout Canada.
HBC
Hudson Bay Company
Igloo
The Inuit word for snowhouse.
Democracy
Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representative.
Culture Area
Am area where people share many features of the same culture.
Coniferous
Tress that bear cone.
Mohawk
A tribe in the Iroquois Confederacy
Culture
The way a group of people live.
Geology
The scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the earth.
Blackfoot
The strongest Aboriginal nation on the Plains.
Potlach
A feast at which the host gave away many gifts.
Buffalo
The most important source of food on the Plains.
Totem Poles
Built by west coast tribes to honor their family.
Maize
Tall annual cereal grass bearing kernals on large ears.
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.
Squash
A field crop grown by the Huron First Nation.
Subarctic
A huge area of North America which spreads from Alaska in the west to the Maritimes in the East.

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