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A stinkard was a slave. Stinkards were captured by Mound Builders in battles with neighboring tribes. They had to do the work no one else wanted to do. Some stinkards married noblewomen. These children were raised in an upper class.
Who were Mound Builders
A group of Native Americans who lived in a large region of the eastern United States, between the Atlantic Coast and the Mississippi. They built large dirt mounds. Some mounds were used as graves. Buildings, palaces and temples were built on the tops of other mounds. They were also used as religious symbols.
A group of Indian tribes that all speak related Algonquian languages
one-room Indian house made of narrow tree limbs lashed together with vines and covered with bark
tiny shell beads used ty the Iroquois as a kind of picture writing
Why did they disappear?
Their cities grew too big and they had poor sanitary systems which caused diseases. People destroyed nearby forests and the cities couldn't survive without wood.
Archaeologists have learned that:
The Mound Builders built cone-shaped mounds.
They were hunters and gatherers.
They grew some crops.
They traded with each other and with other people.
They kept slaves.
They had large cities.
Some features of the Mound Builder Cities:
They were large.
They had markets.
They had schools.
They had businesses.