Native Americans

Term Definition
Eastern Woodlands Lived on the eastern coast. The first Native Americans to encounter European settlers
Flora Plant life
Fauna Animal life
Slash and Burn Method of creating suitable farmland
Three Sisters Crops of Native Americans – corn, beans and squash
Cherokee Native Americans that lived primarily in the Blue Ridge region
Catawba Native Americans that lived primarily in the Piedmont region
Yemassee Native Americans that lived primarily in the Coastal region
Palisade A wall of sharpened logs, around a village, used for protection
Wattle and Daub Mixture of grass, clay and small branches to create walls of their houses
Shaman Holy man or woman
Wigwams Circular homes made of saplings covered with bark and grasses