Dakota Pathways HOME South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Glossary Frequently Asked Questions Links HELP!!

Glossary

Vocabulary (Sources found below)
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Attic (noun): a room or a space immediately below the roof of a building

Bedstead (noun): the framework of a bed

Fiction (noun): something invented by the imagination or feigned; specifically : an invented story

Lakota (noun) 1. Group of Native Americans, which includes the tribes of Itazipco, Oohenunpa, Sihasapa, Oglala, Sicangu, Hunkpapa, Hohwoju, Minneconjou and Titonwan. 2. Form of dialect spoken by the Lakota.

Nonfiction (noun): literature that is not fictional

Reservation (noun): a tract of land set apart by the federal government for a special purpose, especially one for the use of a Native American people

Surveyor: (noun): one that determines and delineates the form, extent, and position of (as a tract of land) by taking linear and angular measurements and by applying the principles of geometry and trigonometry

Talisman (noun): an object held to act as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune

Translate (verb) to turn into one's own or another language

Tepee (noun): a conical tent usually consisting of skins and used especially by American Indians of the Plains

 

Main Website | Credits | Privacy | Contact SDPB

2003-2006  South Dakota Public Broadcasting


The Story
Activity
Challenge
Teacher's Guide
Search