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  1. Adena
    An early Native American culture centered in the Ohio River valley from about the tenth century B.C. to about the second century A.D., noted for its elaborate burial mounds, and highly developed artistic style.
  2. Anasazi culture
    The culture that originated during the first century B.C. in the Four Corners area.
  3. Archaic peoples
    Native Americans who flourished in the US after 4000 B.C.
  4. Aztecs
    The empire that migrated from the north during the 13th century and settled on the shore of Lake Texcoco as subjects of the local inhabitants.
  5. Cahokia
    Area located near modern St. Louis, Missouri, where about twenty thousand people inhabited a 125-square-mile metropolitan area.
  6. chiefdoms
    Political societies in Mesoamerica where the earliest hereditary rulers exercised absolute power over a few closely clustered communities.
  7. extended families
    Extension of the nuclear family that included additional relatives.
  8. Hohokam culture
    The culture that emerged in the Southwest during the third century B.C., when ancestors of the Akimel O’odham and Tohono O’odham Indians began farming in the Gila and Salt River valleys of southern Arizona.
  9. Hopewell
    An early Native American culture centered in the Ohio River valley from about the second century B.C. to the fourth century A.D., noted for the construction of extensive earthworks and large conical burial mounds and for its highly developed arts and crafts.
  10. Incas
    The empire that conquered and subordinated societies over much of the Andes and adjacent regions after 1438.
  11. Iroquois Confederacy
    The council of chiefs from the Onondaga, Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga and Seneca Iroquois nations.
  12. Mesoamerica
    Land that is now central and southern Mexico and Central America.
  13. Mississippian
    An early Native American culture formed in about A.D. 700 in the floodplains of the Mississippi River and noted for the construction of extensive earthworks and large conical burial mounds, religious ceremonies and for its highly sophisticated arts and crafts.
  14. nuclear families
    The earliest Americans.
  15. Poverty Point
    The town on the lower Mississippi River that was the center of the Indian communities around 1200 B.C.
  16. reciprocity
    The mutual bestowing of gifts and favors.
  17. states
    Political societies in Mesoamerica where a ruler or government exercises direct authority over many communities.
  18. wampum
    Purple-and-white shells that laid in the dry lakebed that Hiawatha walked onto.
  19. Paleo-Indians
    The earliest Americans.

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