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Vocabulary Sections 1-6.  Conestoga- large, heavy, broad-wheeled covered wagon, used especially for transporting pioneers  Muslin- a cotton fabric made.

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1 Vocabulary Sections 1-6

2  Conestoga- large, heavy, broad-wheeled covered wagon, used especially for transporting pioneers  Muslin- a cotton fabric made in various degrees of fineness  Pawnee- North American Plains Indians  Buffalo Chips -the dried dung of buffalo used as fuel, especially by early settlers on the western plains.  Elder- Of greater age.

3  Gabble- to speak or converse rapidly and unintelligibly; jabber.  Muzzle- the mouth, or end for discharge, of the barrel of a gun, pistol, etc.  Squaw- a North American Indian woman, especially a wife.  Travois- a transport device, formerly used by the Plains Indians, consisting of two poles joined by a frame and drawn by an animal.  Hoarsely- having a vocal tone characterized by weakness of intensity and excessive breathiness;

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6  Mare - a fully mature female horse or other equine animal.  Trudging- to walk, especially laboriously or wearily  Aroma-an odor arising from spices, plants, cooking, etc., especially an agreeable odor;  Mimicked-imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively. -  Venison-the flesh of a deer or similar animal as used for food.

7  Sheepishly-embarrassed or bashful, as by having done something wrong or foolish.  Savvy - to know; understand.  Sorrel-light reddish-brown horse.  Magpies –A bird, having long, graduated tails, black-and-white plumage, and noisy, mischievous habits.  Mulish- of or like a mule, as being very stubborn, obstinate, or intractable.

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9  Prestige - reputation or influence arising from success, achievement, rank, or other favorable attributes.  Muttered-to utter words indistinctly or in a low tone, often as if talking to oneself; murmur.  Haunch-a hindquarter of an animal.  Swivelled -to turn or pivot on or as if on a swivel  Mesa-land formation, less extensive than a plateau, having steep walls and a relatively flat top and common in arid and semiarid parts

10  Resignedly - submissive or acquiescent.  Buckskin -a strong, soft, yellowish or grayish leather, originally prepared from deerskins,  Moccasins-a heelless shoe made entirely of soft leather, worn by indians.  Picketed- a person engaged in any similar demonstration, as against a person or idea.  Blushed - to redden, as from embarrassment or shame

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12  Gizzard -the innards, especially the intestine and stomach.  Culls- to collect; gather; pluck.  Staggered- to walk, move, or stand unsteadily.  Bewilderment - a confusing maze or tangle, as of objects or conditions:  Hefted - to test the weight of by lifting and balancing:

13  Pelt - the untanned hide or skin of an animal.  Lean-to -a shack or shed supported at one side by trees or posts and having an inclined roof.  Prime-of the greatest commercial value  Aspens- trees, having soft wood and alternate ovate leaves that tremble in the slightest breeze.  Nuisance- an obnoxious or annoying person, thing, condition, practice,

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15  Bluff- to mislead by a display of strength, self- confidence, or the like:  Amble-to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll;  Hospitality-the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.  Java- Slang. coffee:  Rawhide- untanned skin of cattle or other animals.

16  Exhausted- to drain of strength or energy, wear out, or fatigue greatly, as a person:  Whirred - to go, fly, revolve, or otherwise move quickly with a humming or buzzing sound  Screeched- to utter or make a harsh, shrill cry or sound  Veered- to change direction or turn about or aside; shift, turn, or change from one course,  Fiend- a person who is extremely addicted to some particular habit

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18  Blotted- to spot, stain, soil, or the like.  Verdict- a judgment; decision.  Humdinger- a person, thing, action, or statement of remarkable excellence or effect.  Bungalow- a cottage of one story.  Procession- the act of moving along or proceeding in orderly succession or in a formal and ceremonious manner,

19  Braves- A Native American warrior  Tethered- a rope, chain, or the like, by which an animal is fastened to a fixed object so as to limit its range of movement  Heeled- To stop or slowdown  Corral - an enclosure or pen for horses or cattle.  Tangling- Tied together in confusion.

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