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adobe sun-dried brick used by the Pueblo Indians for building.
pueblo an above ground structure with many rooms.
kivas underground chambers in a Pueblo village, used by men for religious ceremonies or councils.
maize corn
Iroquois League an alliance of five Native American tribes formed in the 1500s for defense ans self-government,
elite a group of persons, or a member of such a group, enjoying superior intellectual, social, or economic status.
slash-and-burn agriculture a farming method i which fields are cleared for farming by cutting down and burning trees and brush.
glyphs a symbolic picture carved onto a surface.
codex books made by mayans out of the inner bark of wild fig trees.
tribute a payment made by conquered peoples to their conquerors in order to obtain security.
alliance a formal agreement between two or more nations entered into to advance common interests or causes.
Pachacuti Inca leader from 1438 to 1471; with the help of his son, Topa Inca, he extended the Incan empire through the use of military force and political alliances.
quipu in Incan society, a cord that contained knotted strings of various lengths, weaves, colors, and designs, which functioned as a system of record keeping
census a population count that includes other demographic data.
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