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The First People (Jordan K)

Terms

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

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