Social Studies Vocabulary Unit 1, Chapter 2, Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4 1. tribe – group of families bound together under a single leadership. 2. league – union of people or groups. 3. cultural region – area in which people with similar cultures live. 4. longhouse – building used for shelter by Iroquois. 5. wampum – belts or strings of polished seashells that were used for trading and gift-giving by Iroquois and other Native Americans. 6. reservation – land set aside by the U.S. government for Native Americans. 7. lodge – large, round hut built by Plains Indians. 8. tepee – dwelling built by Plains Indians, made of poles arranged in a circle covered by buffalo hides. 9. travois – sled made of poles tied together; used by Native Americans to transport goods across the plains. 10. powwow – Native American ceremony that often includes traditional dances and games. 11. pueblo – Spanish word for “village”. 12. potlatch – Native American ceremony in which hosts give gifts to their guests. 13. totem pole– wooden post carved with animals and other images; often made by Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest to honor ancestors or special events. 14. shaman – Native American doctor or healer.