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Tenochitlan

The capital of the Aztec empire

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Toltec

a member of an American Indian people that flourished in Mexico before the Aztecs.

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Tula

A city that many toltecs settled in

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Aztec (Mexica) Empire

An empire of people who originated in the northern part of Mexico and moved to the central part of Mexico

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Chinampas

Small land plots from a lakes bottom

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Calpulli

Community groups

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Huitzilopochtli

Mesoamerican deity of war, sun, human sacrifice

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Pueblo & Navajo

Native American groups located in the North American southwest

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Iroquois

An agricultural society located in what is now upstate New York

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Mound Builders

People who built mounds for ceremonious purposes

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Inca empire

An empire located along the Andes mountains

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Quipu

A mnemonic aid used by Incan bureaucrats and administrators to keep track of their responsibilities

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Cuzco

A religious administrative and ceremonial center of the Incan empire

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Inti

The Incan sun god

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Aborigines

A hunter-gatherer society located in Australia

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Maori

People who lived in New Zealand

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Hawaii

A society in which high chiefs received the best things