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Chapter 16, Lesson 2: The Inca (pp. 429-435)

I. Rising to Power

II. Conquering and Controlling

    A. The Inca created effective strategies for conquering other peoples.

    B. The Inca made certain that distant regions remained under their control.

    C. A rigid social structure helped Incan rulers control the lives of their people.

III. Working the Land

    A. The Inca's strong organizational skills helped them produce and distribute food.

    B. The Inca grew surplus food by using very productive farming methods.

IV. Praying to the Ancestors

    A. The Inca prayed to both gods and ancestors, and they mummified their rulers.

    C. Priests paid a large role in Incan everyday life.

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