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Chapter 16

World History

The Inca believed their ruler was related to what god? the sun god
In 1438, who became the ruler of the Inca? Pachacuti
Small groups of people who worked together for the common good. ayllu
A payment of labor; examples are working on state farms and buildings. mita
What is another name for the "city int he sky"? Machu Picchu
What is "potlatch"? a ceremony in which wealthy families would show their rank by giving food, gifts and drink to the community
An object used by American Indian clans to identify and unify a clan/ group. totems
The main achievement of the Northwestern tribes was... the political alliances that they developed which allowed them to work together
Apartment- style compounds made of adobe, stone or clay, used by the Anasazi people. pueblos
What was the way of writing for the Mayas? glyphs
Carved in stone or recorded events in a bark- paper book codex
What is the famous Maya book that records the Maya story of the creation of the world? Popul Vuh
Where were the Maya located? (between 250 and 900 A.D.? modern day Mexico and northern Central America
What was the Maya's religion? polytheism
Where were the Aztecs located? the Valley of Mexico
The city of Teotihuacan was the center of what major network? trade
Who was at the top and bottom of the Aztec social class structure? the emperor and the slaves
What did priests do to satisfy the sun god? they sacrificed human blood
What led to the decline of the Aztec Empire? the Spanish invasion
What was the capital city of the Aztec Empire? Tenochtitlan
Created by: jessica.mancia31