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Native Americans & The Missions  


Native American Words We Use Everday
By The Escondido School District
Aug 11, 2006, 15:43 PST



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Native American Words We Know and Use



PLANTS AND TREES
hickory
pecan
yucca
mesquite
saguaro


ANIMALS
caribou
chipmunk
cougar
jaguar
opossum
moose


STATES
Dakota - friend
Ohio - good river
Minnesota - waters that reflect the sky
Oregon - beautiful water
Nebraska - flat water
Arizona
Texas


FOODS
avocado
hominy
maize
persimmon
tapioca
succotash


BOATS
cancoe kayak


GEOGRAPHY
bayou - marshy body of water
savannah - grassy plain
Pasadena - valley


WEATHER
blizzard
Chinook- warm, dry wind


FURNITURE
hammock


HOUSE
wigwam
wickiup
tepee igloo


INVENTIONS
toboggan


OTHER WORDS
caucus - group meeting
mugwump - loner politican
squaw - woman
papoose - baby


CLOTHING
moccasin
parka
mukluk - slipper
poncho


Learning Links

How Many Native American Words Do You Know?
More examples of Native American words that you may be familiar with today.
Source: AAA Native Arts.com




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