5th Social Studies
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(1200-1521) 1300, they settled in the valley of Mexico. Grew corn. Engaged in frequent warfare to conquer others of the region. Worshiped many gods (polytheistic). Believed the sun god needed human blood to continue his journeys across the sky. Practiced human sacrifices and those sacrificed were captured warriors from other tribes and those who volunteered for the honor.
a flat-topped hill with steep sides
A joining of several groups for a common purpose.
A communal multistoried dwelling made of stone or adobe brick by the Native Americans of the Southwest. (Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde)
were a Native American people that inhabited the Pacific coastland and offshore islands
of southern Alaska and western Canada.
A member of a group that has no permanent home, wandering from place to place in search of food and water
group of families related by blood or marriage
movement of people from one place to another
the stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced.
A brick or building material made of sun-dried earth and straw.
the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.
Native Americans who built houses in the walls of canyons
Supplying land with water through a network of canals
underground ceremonial chambers
Belts or strings of polished seashells that were used for trading gift-giving by Iroquois & other Native Americans
a home shared by several related Iroquois families
A basic food that is used frequently and in large amounts
An alliance of five northeastern Amerindian peoples (after 1722 six) that made decisions on military and diplomatic issues through a council of representatives. Allied first with the Dutch and later with the English, it dominated W. New England.
sled made of poles tied together; used by Native Americans to transport goods across the plains
A Native American tribe in the southwest who were farmers, lived in pueblos, and were excellent builders and potters. Descendants of the Anasazi.
Native American groups who built earthen mounds
Agricultural system employed by North American Indians as early as 1000 A.D.; maize, beans, and squash were grown together to maximize yields.
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