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tectonic

to do with the structure of the earths crust

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topography

shape of the land

3

erode

to wear down the surface of the earth

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glaciation

land being covered with thick, moving ice

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sedimentary

the type of rock formed by the erosion of other rocks

6

subsistence

the action or fact of maintaining or supporting oneself at a minimum level

7

agriculture

to harvest or plant your foods

8

matrilocal

when a man and woman marry the go to live with the woman's extended family

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matrilineal

decent from generation to generation is reckoned only through the female line only

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patrilocal

when a man and women marry they go to live with the man's extended family

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patrilineal

decent from generation to generation is second through the male line only

12

longhouse

lived in by each extended family
Iroquois

13

pit house

homes built partly underground
peoples of the plateau

14

tipi

pyramid shaped tent
used by peoples of the plains
could be set up or taken down in very short notice

15

igloos

dome shaped houses
used by Inuit

16

inukshuk

human figures serving as landmarks

17

bison

buffalo

18

caribou

eaten by Inuit in the winter

19

pemmican

trail mix made by the peoples of the plains
made of lard, ground up bison and berries

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sun dance

people would dance in a room with a big pole in the middle that was decorated for several days
to find visions by subjecting themselves to pain and suffering