The development of skills in a particular kind of work, such as trading or record keeping.
a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line
a group of several families descended from a common ancestor and sharing a family name
a ranking of people into higher or lower positions of power
The belief in more than 1 god
a form of trade in which people exchange goods and services without the use of money
group from the north that invaded central Mexico; were first wandering warriors; built their capital city at Tenochtitlan; increased their power until they dominated central Mexico; built causeways, pyramids, marketplaces, and palaces; adopted many customs from other cultures; used chinamapas for farming; militaristic society; known for human sacrifice and dedication to the sun god; ended when conquered by Spanish explorers in the 1500s
family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
A term which designates a confederacy of 5 tribes originally inhabiting the northern part of New York state, consisting of the SENECA, CAYUGA, ONEIDA, ONONDAGA and MOHAWK
A Native American people who built a notable civilization in western South America in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The center of their empire was in present-day Peru. Francisco Pizarro of Spain conquered the empire.
a member of any of about two dozen Native American peoples called pueblos by the Spanish because they live in villages built of adobe and rock
The 3 Sisters
corn beans and squash they were some of the gods of the native Americans
tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties
League of 5 nations
largest Indian group in the Eastern United States They were formed by the Iroquois