|Mound Builders||Hohokams||Anasazis||Best known groups of Mound Builders were the Hopewells and the Mississippians.
Mounds were found from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi Valley and from Wisconsin to Florida.
Various cultures built earth mounds beginning 3000 years ago until the 1700s.
At first the mounds were used for burials, then for religious ceremonies.
Picture of Mounds
|Lived in present day Southern Arizona
Dug networks of irrigation ditches so they could farm in the desert.
Produced corn, squash, beans
|Lived in the Four Corners region(where Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona meet)|
Irrigated the desert for farming.
Created a network of roads to link dozens of towns
Important for trade-cotton, sandals, blankets made of turkey feathers
Houses-large-walls of stone and adobe (sun dried brick)
The Spanish called these houses pueblos (Spanish word for village). They also called descendants of the Anasazis the Pueblos.
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