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People of the powerful empire that ruled part of South America in the 1400s & 1500s
A mountain chain that snakes along the western coast of the continent of Peru.
the emperor was a direct descendent of the sun god and owned all the land in the empire.
An official count of the people
Mita, or taxes, were paid in labor. Men worked on public projects such as gold mining and road building. What did women do to pay their taxes?
Official spoken language of Peru. Still used today. No written language.
A group of knotted strings to record important information such as births, deaths, and harvest.
In 1530, this Spanish conquistador used his superior army against the indigenous peoples of Peru.
A Europeans disease which the Incas had no immunity.
The century in which the Incan Empire reached its zenith.
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