Brittany Cornejo Period 5 Aztec and Inca…
Brittany Cornejo Period 5 Aztec and Inca Done
Fall of the Aztec Empire
He was a Spanish conquistador in search of treasure.
He was from Extremadura were there was little chance of wealth.
Montezuma thought Cortez was the god Quetzalcoatl.
People turned against the Aztec , so they helped the Spanish one way or the other.
They brought diseases to the Aztec.
They had more advanced weapons.
He thought Cortez was Quetzalcoatl.
Died when the Aztec attacked the Spanish.
Was the emperor of the Aztec.
The priest did not bathe or cut there hair. They walked around with dried blood covering there body.
the ceremonial bathing not only cleaned them, but they also did it to be religiously purified.
Human sacrifice was an important part of there religion. They practiced it on a greater scale then anywhere in human history.
Rooms for sacrificing are at the top of the temples they had.Instead of tearing down old temples, Aztec would just keep adding levels to the temples, and for some odd reason they did not clean the temples.
They were polytheistic which means they believed in many gods.
Only the priest could actually write in Nahuatl.
This language is the most spoken native language in mexico.
Some words in English actually came from the Nahuatl language. Some examples are chocolate, tomato, and coyote.
Nahuatl is in fact also known as the Mexican Language.
The language that was spoken was Nahuatl, and it is still spoken by 1.5 million people today.
When children misbehave the punishments are: making them breath smoke, they throw chilies in the fire if they are really bad, and puncturing there skin with thorns.
An important part of there lives is the ceremonial bathing.
The woman usually stayed home , take care of the children, and cook the food. They also cleaned and knit.
The men's main jobs were hunting, agriculture, and fishing.
They all spoke Nahualt.
They built on Tenochtitlan because the priest saw an eagle eating a snake standing on a cactus on an island.
The Tenochtitlan expanded there empire by conquering other people, making the people pay taxes. They also made them give human sacrifices.
You could always see an enemy approach the island.
It was built on an island that was in the middle of a lake, because of a prophecy.
Tenochtitlan had buildings, ball courts, and buildings.
To make Chinampas Aztecs make a bed lake 30 m to 2.5 m, then they would weave them, and they then would be allowed to start growing crops.
The Aztec gave Chinampas more stable fencing by creating a willow at the edge of it.
They were supported by Aztec's irrigation.
This is when farmers farm along the edges of the city on rafts.They grew tomatoes, corn, beans, and chilies.
This was a major part of there lives.
Instead of building new temples they built more levels on the existing temple.
Sacrifices were done at the top of the temple.
Aztec temples were known as God houses.
They did not clean the temples alot.
One of the main temples were Temple mayor.
Fall of the Inca
Pizzaro took him hostage and the Inca had to give two rooms full of gold and silver to Pizzaro for there emperor.
Pizzaro took the treasure and ended up killing Atahualpa.
Was the emperor of the Inca.
He was also from Extremadura.
He was a Spanish conquistador in search of treasure he had heard about.
The Inca could not scare away Pizzaro.
Pizzaro had more advanced weapons.
They could not stop the spread of small pox.
People helped Pizzaro if they were against the Inca.
The awesome Inca city of Machu Picchu was built atop the Andes mountains
It was built for Pachacuto a Inca emperor.
It is not the capital city.
It is the most visited tourIstanbul destination in Peru.
It was the vacation home for the emperor.
On the mountain sides they grew crops.
There main crop was patatoes.
Dug out terraces in the mountains sides.
The Inca grew more food then they needed.
The Inca were amazing farmers.
They were made by the awesome Inca builders.
They were also used to create more arable land.
Built to bring water to dry areas.
They brought fresh drinking water to fountains.
A pipe made to carry water to a source.
The men farmed.
The woman usually took care of the children and stayed home.
They made terraces in the mountain so they could grow crops.
They usually grow crops on the mountain when it is hilly.
There main crop was patatoes.
They are recorded information on noted strings.
They had no written language.
To solve that problem they made quipus.
The language was Quechua.
They were polytheistickets, this is the belief in many gods.
They believed in reincarnation.
The main God was the sun god.
Animals were sacrificed, lamas were usually used.
They were known as the sun children.