Flight Glossary

.357 Magnum

a popular Smith and Wesson revolver cartridge


of or having a shape that reduces the drag from air moving past; sleek and efficiently designed


showing, feeling, or relating to sexual desire

Battle of Little Bighorn

a famed encounter that took place between June 25-26, 1876, fought between three Native American tribes (Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho) and the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States under George A. Custer; the tribes, led by Crazy Horse and Chief Gall under the guidance of Sitting Bull, were victorious

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

an American music group of the 1960s and 1970s


a brass instrument resembling a trumpet, used for military purposes


a term often used as derogatory towards a Native American male


the mythical sword of Arthurian legend


the famous Bendonkohe Apache warrior, who fought in the Apache Wars


a 19th century Native American practice, which heralded the return of the dead and the restoration of lands

Grapes of Wrath

a novel by John Steinbeck about poor tenant farmers during the Great Depression


the main character of the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Hamlet avenges the murder of his father by killing his incestuous uncle

Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978

a federal law which places Native American foster children in homes that preserve Native American culture

LeBron James

a professional basketball player, who plays for the Miami Heat

PJ Harvey

an English alternative rock musician of the 1990s and present


a signal which wakes military personnel in the mornings, usually played on a bugle


to walk in an awkward manner; to shuffle

Slaughterhouse Five

Kurt Vonnegut's satirical WWII novel, published in 1969

The Dead Zone

Stephen King's 1979 novel, about a man who wakes from a coma to find he is clairvoyant

United States Cavalry

a mounted division of the army in the late 18th and early 19th century

White Stripes

a Michigan based alternative rock group who rose to fame in the 1990s and early 2000s

Winter in the Blood

James Welch’s ambiguous novel about a young man on a Native American reservation in Montana

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

an American indie rock group, formed in 2000