The Aztecs traded crops such as beans, corn, pears, squash, tobacco, cotton, tomatoes and peppers as well as turkeys, feathers and blankets. Because they didn't have a monetary system in place, the Aztecs bartered with g... More »

While Aztec women were expected to fill the role of homemaker and mother in Aztec society, they were also able to participate in economic activity, like selling items in the marketplace, working as midwives or even actin... More »

The native people of the Aztec Empire looked much like the ethnically indigenous people of Central and South America today. The Aztecs lived in what is now Central Mexico and arrived in Mesoamerica in the early 13th cent... More »

The Huron Indians, also known as the Wyandot, ate corn, beans and squash that the women of the tribe grew, as well as deer, bear, wild turkey and fish brought in by the tribe's men. They also grew sunflowers for the seed... More »

Some of the Aztecs' major accomplishments include advances in herbalism, the discovery of an extremely vivid shade of red and the development of ollama, a precursor to modern soccer. Though the Aztecs were known as power... More »

The Spanish army, led by Hernán Cortés, conquered the Aztecs. The battle for parts of what is now Mexico lasted for just over two years between the Aztecs and the Spanish. More »

The Mayas, Incas and Aztecs were three groups of people in Central and South America. The Aztecs and the Mayas lived in what is now southern and central Mexico, and the Incas lived around the Andes on South America's Pac... More »