Inca Notes - The Inca The Largest Native American...

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The IncaThe Largest Native American PopulationBetween 1200 and 1535 A.D., the Inca population lived in the part of South America extendingfrom the Equator to the Pacific coast of ChileThe beginning of the Inca rule started with the conquest of the Moche Culture in PeruThe Inca were warriors with a strong and powerful armyBecause of the fierceness of their army and their hierarchical organization, they became thelargest Native American societyThe height of their reign in the 15thcentury came to a brutal end in 1535 when the Spanishconquistadors took over their territoryTheir cities and fortresses were mostly built on highlands and on the steep slopes of the AndesMountainsThe architecture of the Inca cities still amazes and puzzles most scientistsStone steps lead up to the top of the cities, which consist of stone houses and religious buildingsThe blocks of stones weight several tons and they are fit together so tightly that not even a razorblade can fit through them

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Term
Spring
Professor
Hollingsworth,J.
Tags
Inca, Inca Empire

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