APWH 20: Americas & Oceania

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Mexica
Built Aztec empire beginning at Tenochtitlan, their capital. Famous for their trading, agriculture, high tribute demands, and human sacrifice.
chinampa
A system of agriculture made by the Mexica that involved taking the rich, fertile soil from the lake and building it into small plots of land.
Inca
Largest and most powerful Andean empire. Controlled the Pacific coast of South America from Ecuador to Chile from its capital of Cuzco.
quipu
Knotted cords of various lengths and colors used as a mnemonic device by the Inca.
Polynesians
People who populated most of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Known for their masterful navigation skills.
Easter Island
Polynesian island best known for its moai (giant statue heads) and for problems stemming from clear-cutting its forests.