Incas daily hardship
How did the hardships affect the Inca civilization?
The hardships that the low class Incas (A.K.A peasant) faced every day was hard work. The peasants worked all day mainly on farms. The men worked on farms and the women worked at home. The women did cooking, made cloths, and took care of the children. From the Inca Empire for kids it stated, “The only time peasants were allowed not to work was during religious festivals.” The peasants did not own the land they worked on and had to pay taxes while a higher class (A.K.A noble) didn’t have to pay taxes.
Incas used hand made road that they made to trade. i can infer the commeners made it.
The parts of royalty in the Inca Empire
The empire was ruled by their ancestors. Some ancestors were Sapa Inca, Villac Umu, their family (royal family), and people the king could trust (Inca-by-privilege).they were the nobles. Next are the public administrators, they run the government. There people called Caracas, Tax collectors, and Record keepers. Last there are the commoners; they are the ones who are the workers. They are farmers and Artisans. It stated from the article Inca Empire for kids that “a small percentage of Incas got time to improve their social status.” I can infer that the commoners are the ones who have the low social status.
The Inca feastival is a time the low class Incas do not work.
The Inca government has the commoners pay taxes. There were 2 types of taxes they had to pay. The first one is a portion of their crops. They had to give it to higher class Incas. The second is mita. The mit'a was a labor tax that each man between the ages of 16 and 60 had to pay by working for the government for a portion of the year. In the article empire for kids it states” The Inca had tax inspectors that watched over the people to make sure that they paid all their taxes.”
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