One way Native American civilizations adapted to where the settled was by changing their way of getting food by going through the Agricultural Revolution. This was a period when many people went from hunting and gathering by moving around and going wherever their sources of food, animals, went to planting/raising crops so that they were in villages (one place at a time). Many built areas, like the Olmec who made the first big city Teotihucán, and structures, like the Maya and Toltec who built pyramids which led to the ideas of other places. The Aztec defeated cities around them by the power of their militaries and their ceremonies—this led to the Aztec ruling an abundance of people. Some groups built structures that would help them receive more of resources, like the Hohokam, who constructed irrigation canals so they could get water from the Salt and Gila Rivers for their plants and crops.
So, how did these civilizations learn to adapt? Aztecs and Incas did successfully adapt their environment to build civilizations. The Aztecs used Chinampas to grow their food in swamps and built sturdy homes out of the resources they were limited to. The Incas used terrace farming as a way to make flat land on the Andes Mountains, where they lived. Let’s take a look.
Throughout history, Mexico and Brazil have been two of the biggest, powerful and influential countries in Latin America. Both of this countries share many social, political, economic and cultural similarities, but they also have many differences. Their Native people, struggle for independence, Revolution and social reforms were very parallel but distinct. Before the Spaniards and Portuguese arrived to the America different group of indigenous inhabited the land. Pre-Columbian Mexico was home to fully sedentary group of indigenous with “great empires…permanently sustainable forms of agriculture”.
700, the Mississippian culture was made up of the eastern societies that focused mainly on agriculture. Their production of goods and long-distance trade dominated that of Adena and Hopewell peoples. Mississippian centers relied on plazas to grow, because of the people that they attracted. Beside the plazas would be mounds with either temples on top or houses for the superiors. Religious ceremonies at the temples would focus on the worship of the sun because the sun keeps the land
Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the inspiration of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo. Zapata was born in the rural village of Anenecuilco in Morelos. In Morelos peasant communities were under increasing pressure from the small landowning class who monopolized land and water resources for sugar cane production with the support of dictator Porfirio Díaz. Zapata early on participated in political movements against Diaz and the landowning hacendados, and when the Revolution broke out in 1910 he was positioned as a central leader of the peasant revolt in Morelos. Cooperating with a number of other peasant leaders he formed the Liberation
Religion was tremendously significant in Aztec life. They worshipped many gods and goddesses, each ruled one or more human actions or features of wildlife. The people had many farming gods because their philosophy was built on agricultural. They were also comprised of natural basics and ancestor-heroes. Aztec religion, the Mesoamerican religion experienced by the Aztec empire.
Then they patted it with flour and cooked it over an open flame using a skillet. The bread the created was called hoecake, it resembled French bread (Native Net, 2016). As the early settlers came to America they were introduced to many different recipes for cornmeal meals. The new settlers used these recipes and overtime developed the cornbread we have today. The new settlers were dependent on the natural resources and adapted to using cornmeal for daily nutrition.
The Aztec Empire was a society that existed between the fourteenth and the sixteenth century A.D. the Aztec civilisation was highly advanced for their time, There are many ways in which the Aztecs proved their advancement in their society; this included excelling in a number of fields such as their architecture, health and sanitation, engineering and agriculture. In 1325 the Aztecs began to construct the basic foundations of their city, which was located in the centre of lake Texcoco, the Aztecs named it Tenochtitlan. Aztec Engineering proves the advancement of their society, through their way of constructing buildings and transportation. Some examples of their advancements include the foundation of Tenochtitlan that created a secure and flat surface to establish their city, the Aztecs achieved this by manually driving wooden pylons into the lake to serve as the support for the Earth, this allowed them to built their city and granted them the option to expand their land if required.
The Moche were able to use the rivers flowing out of the Andes to their advantage and create advanced irrigation systems to develop their agriculture. Each of their valleys housed a grand ceremonial center complete with pyramids and palaces surrounded by various communities of up to ten thousand. Moche artifacts display an exceptional amount of skill in pottery and metalwork, some of which include ceramic vessels and headdresses.