Junior Ranger Word List



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Allies - people who are your friends or who help you.
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American Revolution - the war between America and Great Britain that began on April 19, 1775. The result of the war was the forming of a new nation, the United States of America.
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Artifact - a man-made object, made long ago, that tells us about our past.
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Archeologist - person who studies the remains (artifacts) from another time or place.
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Bastion - a part of the fort's wall in the shape of a point. Bastions are important to keep the fort safe from attack.
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Explore - to travel in search of new things and discoveries.
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Geyser- an underground spring that shoots up jets of hot water and steam through holes in the ground. Some geysers are very regular like Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park.
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Haudenosaunee - a Native American people who lived in "New York" before Europeans arrived. They include the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora Tribes, and are sometimes called "The Six Nations Confederacy."
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Journal - a book that a person uses to record their thoughts and actions from day to day.
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Junior Park Rangers - young people who help Park Rangers by learning the stories of the parks, keeping the parks free of litter, and staying safe.
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Loyalist - a person who remains true or faithful to a cause or government.
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Militia - people who fight for their country when needed.
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Musket - a military weapon used by one person to fire at an enemy a short distance (up to 100 yards). Muskets were made to load and fire quickly, up to 4 times in one minute.
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National Monument - a place set aside by the President to remind us of an important person or event. National Monuments are protected by the national government.
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National Park - a place of scenic, historic, or scientific importance set aside by Congress and protected by the national government so that all visitors may enjoy them for generations to come.
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National Park Rangers - people who work for the United States Government protect, preserve, and promote national parks.
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Native Americans - a person whose culture goes back to North America before it was discovered by Europeans. Native Americans called America home before Columbus discovered America in 1492.
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Oneida Indians- members of the Haudenosaunee people who first lived in central New York State.
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Oral History- history passed down from one generation to the next by way of stories or songs. The Haudenosaunee people use oral history to keep their history alive.
 

Portage – a route for carrying goods overland from one body of water to another.
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Preservation - to protect something so that others may enjoy it.
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Rebel - to go against the government or any authority.
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Reconstruction - structure that is rebuilt the same size, shape, and place as the original.
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Siege - a type of warfare where one side surrounds the other side. The side that is outside the fort tries to get the people inside the fort to give up by shooting cannons, starting fires, and other ways. Many times, the outside forces keep those inside bottled up so long that they run out of food.
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Soldier - a person who serves in the military.
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Treaty - an agreement between 2 or more people to settle a disagreement.
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Wilderness - a natural, untamed area, uninhabited (without man).
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Last updated: February 26, 2015

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