federation of tribes


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Noun1.federation of tribes - a federation (as of American Indians)federation of tribes - a federation (as of American Indians)
nation - a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes); "the Shawnee nation"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Maya, Mayan - a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy; "Mayans had a system of writing and an accurate calendar"
Nahuatl - a member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico
Olmec - a member of an early Mesoamerican civilization centered around Veracruz that flourished between 1300 and 400 BC
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Little wonder that "the prime minister's empathy with and interest in the indigenous people of New Zealand [is] improving relations between Pakeha [European] and Mori faster than at any other point in history," a spokeswoman for Ngati-Haua, of the Tainui federation of tribes, has said.
The Old Prussian lands together formed a federation of tribes, and in cases of war would usually work together, although instances of internal conflict within regions were not infrequent.
These key leaders are a part of each tribe and federation of tribes in the provinces.

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