Ch 11 Native American Cultures

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Published on December 8, 2008

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Native Americans

Chapter 11 – The Americas

Summary Culture and early life of Americans similar to Mesopotamia, Indus River, Egypt, Huang He Reliance upon water Geography & climate enable Americans to build a civilization

Culture and early life of Americans similar to Mesopotamia, Indus River, Egypt, Huang He

Reliance upon water

Geography & climate enable Americans to build a civilization

Summary The early inhabitants of the Americas probably traveled from Asia across a Bering Strait land bridge produced by the Ice Age. The Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations developed and administered complex societies. Diseases that Europeans brought to the Americas contributed to the downfall of early Americans.

The early inhabitants of the Americas probably traveled from Asia across a Bering Strait land bridge produced by the Ice Age.

The Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations developed and administered complex societies.

Diseases that Europeans brought to the Americas contributed to the downfall of early Americans.

Section 1-5 Sioux Warrior Shirt

The Grand Council The Iroquois League was as model for British colonies.  Ben Franklin used the Iroquois League as an example for American democracy.  The men were hunters and warriors.  The women owned the longhouses, and harvested the crops– corn, beans, and squash, called the “three sisters.”

The Iroquois League was as model for British colonies. 

Ben Franklin used the Iroquois League as an example for American democracy. 

The men were hunters and warriors. 

The women owned the longhouses, and harvested the crops– corn, beans, and squash, called the “three sisters.”

The Great Peace = alliance of the 5 groups of Iroquois Principles: do not act on self-interest act for the welfare of the whole act with the good of future generations in mind

Principles:

do not act on self-interest

act for the welfare of the whole

act with the good of future generations in mind

 

Video: Mystery of the Anasazi

MesoAmericans the name for areas of Mexico and Central America that were civilized before the Spaniards arrived.  Teotihuacán [TAY oh wuh KAHN] (“Place of the Gods”) was Mesoamerica’s first major city. 

the name for areas of Mexico and Central America that were civilized before the Spaniards arrived. 

Teotihuacán [TAY oh wuh KAHN]

(“Place of the Gods”) was Mesoamerica’s first major city. 

What Happened to the Mayans?

Video: City of Chichen Itza

Aztec Turquoise Mosaic Serpent

Teotihuacán [TAY oh wuh KAHN] Located near where Mexico City is today  200,000 inhabitants  200 ft tall Pyramids

Located near where Mexico City is today 

200,000 inhabitants 

200 ft tall Pyramids

Video: The Spirit of the Ancestors – Maya Today

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