Vocabulary Sections 1-6 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. 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; 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. 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. 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 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 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: 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, Bluff- to mislead by a display of strength, selfconfidence, 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. 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 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, 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.