Type
Crossword
Description

Built large elaborate mounds used as tombs or for ceremonies Hopewell
Lived in villages that consisted of longhouses surrounded by wooden fences for protection Iroquois
150-200 feet in length covered in bark housing about a dozen families Longhouse
Groups of related families in the Iroquois tribe Clans
Helped to create an alliance of five groups called the Iroquois League Haiwathe
Tribe who depended on the buffalo for survival Plains Tribe
Constructed from buffalo skins stretched over poles Tepees
Established extensive farming society in the Southwest Anasazi
Was civilized prior to the arrival of the Spanish Mesoamerica
Known for the jaguar god, pyramids, hieroglyphics and astronomical calendar Olmec
Known for solar and ritual calendars, hieroglyphics and human sacrifice Zapotec
Known for gods with human and feline traits, no calendar or written language Chavin
Known for human sacrifice, pyramids, ritual, solar and long count calendars and hieroglyphics Maya
Warlike people, brought metal-working to Mesoamerica, first peopel in region to work in gold, silver and copper Toltec
Known for multiple gods, human sacrifice, worship of Huitzilopochtli, written and civil calendars, anwrd itten language Aztec
Capital of Aztec civlization, present day Mexico City Tenochtitlan
Leader of Aztecs Montezuma
Aztec god, according to Aztec folklore believed would return reincarnated and Aztecs thought Spanish were his followers Quetzalcoatl
Aztec god of war and of the sun Huitzilopochtli
Swampy artificial islands for farming crisscrossed by canals of the Aztecs Chinampas
Known for use of images of animals so large can only be seen from the air Nazca
Said to be the precursor to the Incas, centered on warfare and human sacrifice Moche
Abandoned city of Incas Machu Picchu
Way to record expenses Quipu
Major city of Incas Cuzco
Human sacrifice, polytheists, massive stone structures without mortar, over 24,800 miles of road Incas

Maya, Aztec Crossword Review

Type
Crossword
Description

Located on the Yucatán Peninsula Maya
Conquistador that conquered the Aztec Hernán Cortés
Maya calendar that was based on the cycles of creation and destruction Long Count
Basic food for the majority of the Maya population Cornmeal
God that directly impacted the Aztecs everyday lives Quetzalcoatl
Civilization located in and along the Andes Mountains Inca
Writing system used by the Mayans Hieroglyphics
Used as form of money in the markets Cocoa Beans
A way to appease the gods on special ceremonial occasions Human Sacrifice
Civilization located in Central Mexico Aztec
Aztec city that is underneath present day Mexico City Tenochtitlán
The areas of Mexico and Central America where ancient empire flourished Mesoamerica
Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco, Tlacopan Triple Alliance
The Aztec were driven into the swamps and islands of this lake Lake Texcoco
Aztec god of war and of the sun. Told them how they would know when their journey would end. Huitzilopochtli

Aztec Empire Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

TLAXCALA
CAUSEWAY
CITY-STATE
CODEX
MAIZE
MESOAMERICA
NAHUATL
OMEN
PIPILTIN
SACRIFICE
SMALLPOX
TLATOANI
ADOBE
AMANTECA
AQUEDUCT
CALMECAC
CALPULLI
CHINAMPA
CONQUISTADORS
EMPIRE
HUITZILOPOCHTLI
MACEHUALTIN
MEXICA
MONTEZUMA
OBSIDIAN
OLLAMA
PICTOGRAPH
POCHETA
PYRAMID
TENOCHTITLAN
TOLTECS
TRIBUTE

Aztec and Incas Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the empire whose last leader was Atahualpa? Incas
Aztecs last leade was ___________. Montezuma II
The Aztec empire was very ________ with sacrifices. Violent
The conquistador of Incas Pizarro
Witch conquistador conquered the Aztecs? Cortes
Both empires were _______ (believed in many gods) Monotheistic
What animal did the incas commonly sacrifice White llamas
Empire located in Peru and chile Incas
Empire located in mesoamerica Aztecs
Main cause of death in Both empires Ilness

The Aztecs Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

One word in the title Aztecs
A place of worship in the shape of a square based pyramid Temple
A religious leader Priest
The Aztec ruler (male) Emperor
Worshiped by the Aztecs Gods
What the Aztecs did to pay a blood debt to the gods Sacrifice
People who served the wealthy Aztecs Slaves
The Aztec ruler (female) Empress
A person who grows food and looks after crops for their village Farmer
The place of the prickly pear cactus Tenochtitlan
Objects for attacking enemies Weapons
A myth-like story Legend
A belief in, and worship of, a god/gods Religion
An existence after death Afterlife
An Aztec version of a book Codex

Mesoamerica Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Tikal
Adobe
Irrigation
Tenochtitlan
Yucatan Peninsula
Mexico
Quipu
Zapotecs
Olmecs
Architecture
Mayans
Aztecs
Inca Empire
Peru
Incan Religion
Incan Royals
Specialized Professions
Terrace Farming
City of Cuzco
Sapa Inca
Pachacuti
Machu Picchu

Incas Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

One of four officials in charge of a quadrant of the Inca Empire. Apu
The capital and birthplace of the Inca Empire. Cuzco
A powerful tribe in Peru that came to power around 900 AD. Chimu
The modern country where Cuzco and the center of the Inca Empire was located. Peru
The leader and emperor of the Inca Empire. Sapa Inca
A unit of measurement for distance equaling "one pace". Hatki
The sun god and the most important god of the Inca Inti
The high priest of the Inca. Willaq Umu
The ninth Inca emperor. Pachacuti
The major division of the Inca Empire. Suyu
Inspectors who worked for the government. Tokoyrikoq
Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca. Pizarro
A series of strings that recorded numbers and codes by using various sizes of knots. Quipu
A ritual stone associated with the sun and the Inca calendar. Intihuatana
The first Sapa Inca that found the Kingdom of Cuzco. Manco Capac
The creator god of the Inca who made the Earth and was father to the Sun god Inti. Viracocha
The last refuge of the Inca Empire. Vilacabamba
The basic unit of the community. Ayllu
The queen of the Inca Empire and primary wife of the Sapa Inca. Coya
A runner who carried messages throughout the Empire mostly for the emperor Chaski

Maya, Inca, and Aztec Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

"Place of the prickly pear cactus", capital of the Aztec Empire Tenochtitlan
He found the pacific ocean Vasco Nunez De Balboa
A rope with knotted cords of different lengths and colors quipu
"floating gardens" Aztec way of farming land surrounded by swamps chinampa
Incan settlement in the Andes north-west of Cuzco, Peru machu picchu
Land mass in southern mexico extending north-east into the Gulf of Mexico Yucatan peninsula
City in southern Peru Cuzco
Civilization of Mesoamerica located in the valley of Mexico aztec
The global exchange of people, goods, technology, ideas, and diseases that began after Christopher Columbus' voyages columbian exchange
Civilization located in South America in the Indies Mts. inca
Political agreements between people or states to work together alliance
A device used for finding latitude at sea astrolabe
Books used by Aztecs to record their religion and history codices
one of the oldest and largest Mayan cities Tikal
Ruler of Inca at the time of the spanish conquest atahualpa
A land between north and south America Mesoamerica
He found more of canada up north Henry hudson
the founder of Canada, also a french explorer Jacques cartier
Island in the west Indies hispaniola
Portuguese explorer who traveled around the world ferdinand magellan
He accidently found the americas christopher columbus
Portuguese explorer who tried to get to India Vasco da gama
the science of map making cartography
A device used to find direction while traveling compass
The mayan word for flat region Peten
Conquistador who conquered the Inca empire francisco pizarro
Conquistador who conquered the Aztec empire Hernan Cortes
Spanish conqueror or soldier in the Americas Conquistador
The Aztec emperor before Hernan Cortes Montezuma
Civilization of Mesoamerica located in the yucatan peninsula Maya

The Incan, Mayan, and Aztec Civilizations Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

location of the Aztecs Acrid Valley
The Incas believed the ________ were sacred Mountains
Official language of the Incas Quecha
Lived in modern day Guatemala Mayans
One achievement of these three civilizations Calendars
An important part of all three civilizations Trade
Type of religion (all three) Polytheistic
Represented by Machu Picchu Incas
The __________ civilization was divided into city-states ruled by kings Mayan
The Incan civilization was ruled by _________ Emperors
The mayans were represented by _____________ Tenochtitlan

Spanish Conquest of The Americas Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A region where North and South America meet, and now includes modern day countries such as Guatemala and Mexico. Mesoamerica
Corn; grown typically in Central or South America. An important Aztec food. maize
A highly contagious disease brough to the Americas by the Europeans. The indigenous people had no immunity to this deadly disease and more than 90% died from it. smallpox
A natural body of water (lake) within the valley of Mexico. LakeTexcoco
A pottery fragment usually unearthed as an archaelogical relic. Also known as potsherds. sherd
A water supply system constructed to convey water over a long gradual slope. aqueduct
A god that is a guardian of protector of something in particular. For example, Chicmexochiti was the patron god of artists. patrongod
The capital city of the Aztec Empire, built in the centre of Lake Texcoco. Tenochtitlan
The exposure of multiple layers beneath Earth's surface so archaelogists can study the artefacts of a site. statigraphy
A small, floating piece of fertile land used for agriculture. chinampa
Aztec emperor who reigned during the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan. Montezuma
The offering of a crop or killing of a live animal or person to please a god. sacrifice
The art of decorating something with small pieces of coloured materials such as glass, stones, tiles or shells. mosaic
A road built across a broad body of water or wetland. causeway
A term used to refer to the soldiers and explorers of Spanish or Portuguese Empires in a general sense. Literally, it means 'conqueror'. conquistador
The Spanish conquistador who invaded Aztec territory and took the city of Tenochtitlan. Cortes
Payments, such as goods or services, made by one nation to ensure protection by another. tribute
A glassy, black rock that is formed by cooling lava. obsidian
In Aztec context, the name given to a document written by the Aztecs, which uses mainly pictures to tell a story. codex
A symbol or image used to represent words. glyph

Native American crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A portable conical tent Teepee
A formal religious or public occasion. Ceremony
A quality small cylindrical bead Wampum
A chief or leader Sachem
A large open area of grassland Prairie
A natural object or animal Totem
The action or process of adapting or being adapted Adaptation
The action of reserving something Reservation
A rock carving, especially a prehistoric one Petroglyphs
A North American Indian ceremony Pow-wow
The traditional dwelling of the Iroquois and other North American indians Long house
The three main sisters are the three main agricultural crops The three main sisters
A kind of clay used as a building material Adobe
Living the life of a nomadic wondering Nomadic
To spend much time to seated Sedimentary
To exchange for goods or services without using money Barter
The process of taking in fully understanding or ideas Assimilation
A religious or solemn ceremony. Ritual
Overcome, quiten, or under control Subdue
A group of people or a family Tribe