Topics: Aztec, Mexico City, Inca Empire Pages: 1 (260 words) Published: December 31, 2013
Indian:a member of the aboriginal people of America or ofany of the aboriginal North or South American stocks, usuallyexcluding the Eskimos. Toltecs:a member of an Indian people living in central Mexico before theadvent of the Aztecs and traditionally credited with laying thefoundation of Aztec culture. Aztecs:a member of a Nahuatlspeaking state in central Mexico thatwas conquered by Cortés in 1521. Pipiltin:were the noble social class in the Mexica Empire

Tlacaelel:  was the principal architect of the Aztec Triple Alliance and hence the Mexica empire Huitzilopochtli: the Aztec god of war and of the sun. Calpulli: was the designation of an organizational unit below the level of the Altepetl "citystate" Chinampas:  is a method of ancient Mesoamerican agriculture which used small, rectangle-shaped areas of fertile arable land to grow crops on the shallow lake beds in the Valley of Mexico. Pochteca:  were professional, long-distance traveling merchants in the Aztec Empire. Inca:was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America

Pachacuti: was the ninth Sapa Inca of the Kingdom of Cusco, which he transformed into the empire Tawantinsuyu, or the Inca Empire Split Inheritance:  was the process in which a ruler's chosen successor obtained all political power and rights, while the ruler's other male descendants received all the monetary treasures Curacas:  was an official of the Inca Empire, who held the role of magistrate, about 4 levels down from the Sapa Inca, the head of the Empire Tambos:  was an Incan structure built for administrative and military purposes Mita: was mandatory public service in the society of the Inca Empire
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