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8th Grade The Early Americas

Across
Process of spreading ideas from one culture to another
Wide, flat steps of land, out of the steep mountainsides
Raised roads made of packed earth
Thick sheets of ice
Five Iroquois nations formed an alliance to end the fighting among them
Various cultures that built large earth mounds beginning about 3,000 years ago
Spirits who were represented by masked Native American dancers
Large buildings built with walls of stone and adobe
Extra
Community of people who share common customs, language, and rituals whom saw themselves as a distinct people who shared a common origin
Down
Political unit that controls a city and its surrounding land
Device used by the Incas which was a cord that stood for numbers or categories
A region in which people share a similar way of life and physical environment
Small communities
Sundried brick
Society, or a people sharing a language, territory, and economy that has certain basic features such as cities, government, social class, and record keeping
Houses dug into the ground and covered with wood and skins
Group of related families
Ceremonial dinners families held to show off their wealth and improve their status
50 specially chosen tribal leaders who formed a council to make decisions for the Iroquois League
The entire way of life of a people