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groups of people who shared ideas and beliefs (as the ancient Indians began to settle down and grow food, they grouped together and began to form villages about 5,0000 years ago)
TRIBE
most important crop of the ancients
CORN AND MAIZE
what were the early civilizations?
OLMECS: a large group of ancient Indians who lived in an area where present-day Mexico is
MAYA: a large civilization that came after the Olmecs and who also lived in the Mexico area
MOUND BUILDERS: several large groups who lived in the eastern half of what is today USA
ANASAZI: a large group that lived in what is today the southwest part of the USA
people even in the early civilizations were treated according to their class-what they did to earn a living
SOCIAL CLASS
what were the levels of classes?
PRIESTS; IMPORTANT WEALTHY FAMILIES; TRADERS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE; FARMERS; SLAVES AND CRIMINALS
holding people against their will and making them carry out orders-with no pay and little concern for their welfare
SLAVERY
this term refers to the Indians who inhabited the desert southwest.
PUEBLO PEOPLES
homes were often made of
ADOBE (A MIXTURE OF CLAY AND SAND) OR MUD AND ROCKS
what are some tribes of the Pueblo
HOPI, ZUNI, NAVAJO
staple (main) foods:
CORN, SQUASH, BEANS
spirits that the Pueblo people believed affected their lives in every way. (the sun, rain, families, etc..)
KACHINAS
a special way of performing that the Indians belieed was spiritual and affected their lives
CEREMONY
a special kind of home that is associated with the Navajo, covered with sod and mud
HOGAN
the name that the Navajo called their spiritual leaders and healers
MEDICINE MEN
farming-some ancient Americans learned how to pland seeds and grow their own food
AGRICULTURE