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Ch 11 Native American Cultures

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  • 1. Chapter 11 – The Americas
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Section 1-5 Sioux Warrior Shirt
  • 5. 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.”
  • 6. 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
  • 7.  
  • 8. Video: Mystery of the Anasazi
  • 9. 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. 
  • 10. What Happened to the Mayans?
  • 11. Video: City of Chichen Itza
  • 12. Aztec Turquoise Mosaic Serpent
  • 13. Teotihuacán [TAY oh wuh KAHN]
    • Located near where Mexico City is today 
    • 200,000 inhabitants 
    • 200 ft tall Pyramids
  • 14. Video: The Spirit of the Ancestors – Maya Today

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