Final Exam Study Guide

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Definition

Bahana

according to Hopi Creation myth this refers to the older brother that led them out of the caves and he left to the east promising to return

Cayuga

c tribe of the Iroquois

Chipewayan

lived in Alaska and Northwest Canada, language is Dene, lived off of Caribou and fish, they are not Eskimos, had a bilateral descent but practiced patrilineal residence patterns

Clan

a group of lineages that claim a common ancestor

Dakota

the da dialect of the Sioux

Dentalium

shells used as currency by the Yurok

Descent System

the system by which a people descent whether matrilineal, patrilineal, or bilineal

Hopi

language was related to Aztecs, name means good or peaceful, lived in pueblos, had a crowe terminology type kinship

Iroquois

A league made up of several different tribes, they united and had a very strong social structure but the league broke with the American Revolution, they were matrilineal

Kachina

Hopi Gods

Kinship Terminology

An ego-centered system of terms that specifies genealogical relationships to one individual

Kiva

Hopi ceremonial buildings that were round

Kon

the way the Tlingits were divided by geographical boundaries, each one of these had two clans one a raven and one a wolf

Lakota

the la dialect of the Sioux

Lineage

direct line of descent from an ancestor

Long House

houses that the Iroquois built that could hold as many as 20 people and had compartments for storing maize and fires in the middle

Masau'u

Hopi God of Death and also God of Fertillity

Mohawks

mo tribe of the Iroquois

Moiety

halves, two phratries

Nakota

the na dialect of the Sioux