Native American Term Vocab

Native American Term Vocab

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Term Definition
adobe a brick or building material of sun-dried earth and straw
culture a way of life shared by a group of people
ancestor a family member from long ago
band small family groups that live and work together
civilization a culture that has a well developed form of government and learning
maize corn
specialize to work at one kind of job and do it well
ceremony a service led by a religious leader
confederation a group made up of smaller groups that join together to help one another
mustang a wild horse
tepee a small cone-shaped shelter used by Native Americans
irrigation the watering of crops by moving water from nearby rivers or streams

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