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- History of Incan civilization and the Incan army
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- History of Native Americans
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1. The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America
The Incan Empire in South America was defeated by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Explore pre-Incan civilizations, find out who King Pachacutec was, and discover how Francisco Pizarro led to the end of the Inca Empire.
2. Incan Army: History & Practices
The Inca Empire formed along the western coast of South American around the 14th century CE, and their impressive army helped build and maintain their vast empire. Learn more about the history and practices of the Inca Army through the eyes of a soldier, one of 200,000 well-trained warriors, as he discusses combat skills, weapons, shields, and battle campaigns.
3. Mesoamerican Civilizations: The Olmecs to Cortes
Mesoamerica was home to great cultures and civilizations. Explore these cultures, including the Olmec, the Maya, and the Aztecs. Learn about Hernando Cortes and his role in conquering the Aztecs.
4. The Religions of Meso-America
Meso-America consists of many ancient religious practices. Examine the differences between Mayan and Aztec belief systems, deities, the Aztec calendar, and the significance of specific ritualistic practices in Mayan and Aztec religions.
5. The Meso-American Religious Rites of Passage
Religious rites of passages were used throughout Meso-America to celebrate different stages of life for the Mayans and Aztecs. Learn about the importance of birth, puberty, manhood, marriage, and death as rites of passages for the Mayans and Aztecs.
6. Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas
Several ideas exist about the origins of early people in the Americas. Explore the Bering Land Bridge Theory, the Atlantic Theory, the Oceania Theory, and consider which theory has the most evidence.
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Other chapters within the Prentice Hall History of Our World: Online Textbook Help course
- History of Our World Chapter 1: The Beginnings of Human Society
- History of Our World Chapter 2: The Fertile Crescent
- History of Our World Chapter 3: Ancient Egypt and Nubia
- History of Our World Chapter 4: Ancient India
- History of Our World Chapter 5: Ancient China
- History of Our World Chapter 6: The Rise of Ancient Greece
- History of Our World Chapter 7: The Glory of Ancient Greece
- History of Our World Chapter 8: The Rise of Ancient Rome
- History of Our World Chapter 9: The Glory of Ancient Rome
- History of Our World Chapter 10: Byzantine and Muslim Civilizations
- History of Our World Chapter 11: Civilizations of Africa
- History of Our World Chapter 13: Civilizations of Asia
- History of Our World Chapter 14: Europe in the Middle Ages
- History of Our World Chapter 15: The Renaissance and Reformation
- History of Our World Chapter 16: Exploration: Europe and Asia
- History of Our World Chapter 17: Exploration: Europe, the Americas, and Africa
- History of Our World Chapter 18: The Rise of Monarchies
- History of Our World Chapter 19: Revolutions
- History of Our World Chapter 20: A Changing World
- History of Our World Chapter 21: World Wars and Revolutions
- History of Our World Chapter 22: The World Today (1945-Present)