18 terms

Chapter 11 -- The Americas

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longhouse
Iroquois communal homes
clan
a group of related families
tepee
a circular tent made by stretching buffalo skins over wooden poles
adobe
sun-dried brick
pueblo
a multi-storied structure of the Anasazi that could house up to 250 people
Mesoamerica
the name used for areas of Mexico and Central America that were civilized before the arrival of the Spanish
maize
corn
Quipu
a system of knotted strings used by the Inca people for keeping records
Cahokia
major Mesoamerican city located near modern day St. Louis
Mesa Verda
major Anasazi community that was located in southern Colorado (today is a national park)
Hernan Cortes
Spanish conqueror of the Aztec
Montezuma
Leader of the Aztec
Teotihuacan
The first major city in Mesoamerica
Tenochtitlan
The Aztec Capital located where modern day Mexico City is
Pachacuti
The 1st Incan emperor
Francisco Pizarro
Spanish conqueror of the Inca
Machu Picchu
Incan city located 8,000 feet above sea level
Lake Texcoco
The Aztec capital was located in the middle of this Lake