Native Americans Part Flashcards

native american
Terms Definitions
to move
Navaho lived in?
Spanish word for "village."
a gathering of native americans
One possible explanation for something
artifacts- cone shaped redwood houses, clam shell necklace, grass basket withshells, beads and feathers
The main reason the Iroquois Confederacy was formed was to achieve peace among member nations.
Eastern Woodland
Native Americans that lived near forests and rivers; hunters, gatherers, and farmers; Algonquian and Iroquoian groups
payment demanded by rulers from the people they rule
group of two or more related families
cultural regions
Areas where people with similar cultures develop.
A named, standard unit of repertory, such as "song" and its various subdivisions, or the many times of instrumental music and dances
Characteristics of a culture
Tradition, value, belief, language
The Plains Indians used ______ for their clothes.
A large round earthen house used by Central Plains Native Americans.
basic needs
the things people needed to survive; food, clothing and shelter
common language
Why did the Algonquins and Iroquois groups form
Northwest Coast
artifacts- wood house with cedar totem poles, water-proof cedar bark cape, cedar-bark fish trap
Sioux Grass Dance Song features
microtones, non-lexical, male falsetto, out of sync drums/voices, pulse of drum, repetition, tumbling strains, fast tempo, vocal pulsations
long house
a communal dwelling, esp. of the Iroquois and various other North American Indian peoples, consisting of a wooden, bark-covered framework often as much as 100 ft. (30.5 m) in length.
a group that people form to unite them for a purpose
To change way of living to a new situation.
Types of secular songs
children's, war, lullabies, NOT work songs
a period of dry weather, esp. a long one that is injurious to crops.
What did the indians use after they hunted an animal?
Every part they could
Where did the Native-American music come from?
Migration from Asia: thought due to similarities in music and instruments
What were some things that the Native Americans traded with the Europeans?
The Native Americans traded furs to the Europeans for cloth, guns, sugar, coffee, and iron pots and knives.
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