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The concept that the continents wee once connected like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Slowly, over time and due to the effects of ice ages, the continents drifted apart and ended up where they are located today.
Where did Native Americans migrate from?
Most historians and anthropologists feel that most Native American groups crossed a land bridge from Asia to settle in this part of the world.
The Mayans had a very sophisticated civilization with a written language, a numerical system, an accurate calendar, and intricate agricultural system.
The Mayans:
Settled in Mexico and Central America. They played a primitive form of Basketball where the captain of losing team was beheaded.
The Aztecs:
Mainly settled in Northern Mexico. They were known for their sophisticated governmental system which included a system of taxation. The Aztecs were also known for their medical system which rivaled that of Europe and their sophisticated trade network.
The Incas:
Created an empire of approximately six million people. They settled South America from Ecuador to Chile. They developed a complex political system as well as paved roads.
Settled into modern day United States and Canada. They hunted, gathered, and fished. They mainly hunted seal, caribou, and moose.
Algonquin Tribes:
Spanned the territory between Canada and Virginia. They made up the largest linguistic group.
Iroquois Confederation:
Was much more organized than the Algonquin tribes. It was formed in the mid 1400s in upper New York.
The five tribes of the Iroquois Confederation:
Oneida, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, and Mohawk