Nez Perce by Sarah Tieck

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Custom a practice that has been around a long time and is common to a group or a place. descend (dih-SEHND) to be distantly related to. plains flat or rolling land without trees. plateau (pla-TOH) a raised area of flat land. reservation (reh-zuhr-VAY-shuhn) a piece of land set aside by the government for Native Americans to live on. ritual (RIH-chuh-wuhl) a formal act or set of acts that is repeated. surrender to give up. tradition (truh-DIH-shuhn) a belief, a custom, or a story handed down from older people to younger people.

Today, the people have kept alive those special things that make them Nez Perce. Even though times have changed, many people carry the traditions, stories, and memories of the past into the present. Did You Know? In 2010, there were about 3,700 Nez Perce people living in the United States. 28 Feather fans and peace pipes are part of Nez Perce traditional outfits. ” — Chief Joseph 30 Glossary ceremony a formal event on a special occasion. culture (KUHL-chuhr) the arts, beliefs, and ways of life of a group of people.

Ritual (RIH-chuh-wuhl) a formal act or set of acts that is repeated. surrender to give up. tradition (truh-DIH-shuhn) a belief, a custom, or a story handed down from older people to younger people. com. These links are routinely monitored and updated to provide the most current information available. 31 Index Appaloosa horses 5, 22, 23, 26, 28 arts and crafts 13, 14, 16, 17 Battle of Bear Paw Mountains 27 Clark, William 26 32 hunting 8, 10, 14, 22 Indian Territory 27 Joseph 24, 25, 27, 30 language 4 Lewis, Meriwether 26 Clearwater River 6 religion 4, 18, 19, 30 clothing 12, 13, 28, 29 reservation 24, 27 fighting 14, 18, 19, 22, 24, 27 Salmon River 6 fishing 4, 10, 11, 12, 14 Snake River 6 food 10, 11, 12, 14 stories 14, 20, 21, 28 Guardian Spirit Dance 18 trading 16, 17, 30 homelands 6, 14, 20, 24, 27 United States 7, 24, 27, 28 homes 8, 9, 14 Wallowa Valley 27 Nez Perce Books in this series: Algonquin Cherokee Hopi Nez Perce Apache Cheyenne Iroquois Seminole Aztec Chumash Maya Shawnee Blackfoot Creek Navajo Sioux ISBN 978-1-62403-582-1 90000 ABDO PUBLISHING IS A DIVISION OF ABDO W W W.

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