The Maya

By: Michaela and Corrin

What The Maya Eats

They eat many things like,tortillas,corn, manioc,vanilla beans,chili peppers, jicama , fruits, vegetables, sweet potatoes, Guavas, tomatoes, avocados.
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How the Maya hunts

The Mayans used dogs for hunting. They hunted turkeys, rabbits, armadillos, monkeys,tapairs,and macaws. They hunted in Mexico,and Central America.
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History Of the Tribe

The Maya culture was at it's peak from about A.D 250 to 900. During this time, the Maya accomplished many things. Some historians say the Maya were the most advanced people in this region of the world at the time.Each Maya city had it's own king. Most of the Maya were farmers and laborers who worked hard for their king.
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Clothes of the Maya

They weaved strong cloth to make clothes.The women wore cotton dresses.The women made jewlry out of clay.The also wore cloaks.
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Tribal Traditions

The women made clothes.The Maya built strong temples.The Maya thought flat foreheads were beautiful,so they hit the baby's heads with a flat board.The Maya thought large noses were also beautiful so they put clay on top of them to make them bigger.
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The Maya's Culture Today

For hundreds of years,the Maya people have fought to gain rights and freedom.Even after Mexico and Central American countries declared freedom from Spain,many Maya people were still mistreated.The local governments did not give the Maya people the same respect other people received.In many places,the Maya were deliberately killed or forced to leave their land.
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The Maya's Shelter

The Mayans houses were made of wooden poles tied together with vines.If you wore wealthy enough, stucco covered your walls. The rooms were rather large and cool in temperature compares to the outside air. Windows were rare but when they were installed they were accompanied with cotton drapes,beds had cotton sheets and soft cushions for pillows.
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