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American Indians

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Mississippian Indians The last major prehistoric Native American culture in Georgia during the time period of 800 AD-1600 AD.
Commoners The work force in the Mississippian indian Chiefdom culture.
Elite the power holders in the Mississippian Indian chiefdom culture.
Horticulture garden cultivation (preparing soil for growing crops); important to the mississippian culture.
Maize another word for corn
Wattle and daub Walls builts with woven sticks and covered with mud or clay; important to the mississippian culture.
Creek Mississippian Indian tribe that lived in south Georgia when the europeans arrived.
Cherokee Mississippian indian tribe that lived in the northern part of Georgia when the europeans arrived.
Palisades a wall of logs around american Indian towns; built as protection from enemies.
Three G's God, Gold, and Glory; reasons spain was interested in north america.
mercantilism an economic policy of Great Britain where more goods are exported than imported.
conquistador Spanish explorers who attempted to force their dominance, culture, and religion on American Indians.
Hernando DeSoto Spanish conquistador who lived from 1496- 1542 and led an expedition through the southeastern United states; credited being the first Eastern in Georgia.
smallpox One of the diseases spread to Mississippian Indians by DeSoto’s men; measles and influenza were all spread.
missions Churches set up by the Spanish in hopes of converting American Indians to Christianity, particularly Catholicism, and to establish colonies.
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