The Incan economy has been described in contradictory ways by scholars: as "feudal, slave, socialist (here one may choose between socialist paradise or socialist tyranny. Above all, they lacked a system of writing... Despite these supposed handicaps, the Incas were still able to construct one of the greatest imperial states in human
The Inca hunted small animals,such as deer, birds, frogs, and ducks. Inca women and children would go out and gather oca, achira, and arracacha. Maize, potatoes, beans, quinoa, and peppers were very important to Inca cuisine. Potatoes were most likely the most important food for the Inca. To plant the crops, the Inca used terrace farming.
Some of the wild game, such as turkey and duck, had now become domesticated. They brought with them dairy products, and garlic as well as many different herbs, wheat and spices. It was at this time that the Mexican people saw the assimilation of many other cuisines including Caribbean, South American, French, West African and Portuguese. Because of this Mexican foods today are diverse, yet dishes to vary from region to region. They heated food over and open fire, using cast iron skillets and ceramic ware.
The Incas were polytheistic like the Aztecs. While their structure of beliefs were different, both civilizations believed in multiple gods. Like the Cherokee and Aztecs, the Inca culture was based on its religious beliefs. They too spent their days preoccupied with their religious beliefs. These beliefs were the underlying current of their
They also used the sinew and twisted them to make the bow strings. Bears were another animal that the Chickasaw relied on. They used the bear’s skin to make winter clothing, bed coverings, and moccasins (Gibson 73). The Chickasaw also harvested cane. They would use this cane to make baskets and mats.
The Native Americans would use every part of the animals they hunted. For instance furs were used for blankets and clothing, The meat was used to eat. The bones were used for tools and crafts. Parts of the animals called sinew was used like rope to tie things together. They traded with other Native American tribes with the stuff they made.
The members worked together in farming. Unlike The Aztec, which had a variety of jobs other than farming like traders, merchants, and artists, the Incan society was more dedicated to one job. They were able to produce a successful government system that benefitted the society at that
The Aztecs and the Incas during their time were two of the most powerful civilizations. The Aztecs and the Incas had some similarities but for the most part they were very different. Each civilization way of life was changed once the Europeans appeared on American land. The Aztecs and the Incas social structure, government, religion, military, and trade were all things that were affected by the Europeans. The Aztecs social structure consisted of a nobility, indentured workers, slaves, and commoners.
Lake Texcoco had flooded the capital city.. After some brief and violent contact in 1517, a Spanish force under Hernan Cortes arrived in 1519 to completely subjugate the Aztecs. After war and disease swept the empire, it fell in 1521.The Incas were a well civilized race,. The man who conquered this fierce tribe was Pizarro.. Before Pizarro arrived a great civil war had occurred, leaving the Inca military weak, which made it easy for Pizarro to destroy them Pizarro ordered that his body be dismembered to stop any further inca resistance.The incas bribed Pizarro with a room filled with gold for Atahualpa, however once Pizarro received it he still ordered that Atahualpa to be
The Spanish then went on to kill and capture Incan soldiers and Atahualpa probably realised then that the Spanish were after gold and silver and were not there for peace. Atahualpa actually offered them rooms full of gold and silver as a ransom for them to let him go but sadly he was never granted his freedom and was eventually killed on August 29, 1533 (The Fall of the Inca Empire). After taking control of the city Cajamarca the Spanish went on to capture the capital, Cusco and there they picked Atahualpa's brother as the new Sapa Inca giving them a puppet that they could control to their will. The Spanish conquest was the breaking point for the empire because it completely destroyed the empire pushing it to its fall. However, there was still one factor that ruined the Inca empire but didn’t push it because it was a civil war between two brothers within the