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When did the people, known as Indians, first arrive in the Americas? 50,000 B.C.
Where did they come from? Asia
What route did they use to reach the Americas? They crossed the land bridge over the Bering strait
In time these people developed the most important crop in American history, what was it? Corn
Other things they had learned how to cultivate are Squash, beans, potatoes, tomatoes
Which advanced Indian civilization developed in Peru? Inca
Which advanced Indian civilization developed in Yucatan Peninsula? Maya
Which advanced Indian civilization developed in Central Mexico? Aztec
What word means the history of the Americas before 1492? Pre-Columbian
Experts who study the remains of vanished civilizations are ______________________. Archeologist
The study of cultures of people, past, and present is ______________________. Anthropology
Physicists can determine the age of items by using a method involving the rate of radioactivity of __________________. Carbon 14
The Aztecs built their capital of Tenochtitlan where the modern city of ______________ is located. It was larger than ____________ in 1450 Mexico London
The Aztecs practiced ____________ ___________ which made them hated and feared. Human Sacerfices
In 1521, the Aztecs were invaded and defeated by a Spanish conqueror, ____________. Cortez
The ____________ in Peru had a huge empire of over ____________ people and over _________ miles in length. Incas 6,000,000 2,000
Forced labor was used to build _________ over the ____________ Mountains that are still used today. Roads Andes
The Inca were conquered by _______________ in 1531. Francisco Pizarro
At the time of the arrival of Columbus in 1492, how many Indians lived north of the Rio Grande? ____________ How many languages were spoken? ________ 1,0000,000+ 200+
One of the Eastern Woodland tribes were the Algonquians. They built walls of logs around their villages to protect themselves from their fierce enemies the _______________. Iroquois
These Indians formed a powerful origination called ________________________________________ ______________________________________________. Confederacy of the Five Nations
The members of the organization were ____________ ______________ ________________ ______________. Seneca Cayuga Onondagas Oneida Mohawk
The sixth nation to join this organization at a later date was the _________________. Tuscarora