CENTRAL AMERICAN INDIANS

Central America boasts a rich history of Indian influence. Learn all about the Indian peoples of Central America in these informative articles.

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Yaqui Indians

Yaqui Indians, a North American Indian tribe of the Uto-Aztecan language family. At the time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the 16th century, they inhabited the region along what is now the Yaqui River in the state of Sonora.

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  • Aztecs
    Aztecs

    Aztecs, an Indian people who dominated Mexico at the time of the Spanish conquest in 1521. See more »

  • Maya Indians
    Maya Indians

    Maya Indians, a people living in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador, whose highly developed civilization reached its peak in the seventh and eighth centuries. See more »

  • Montezuma II
    Montezuma II

    Montezuma II, or Moctezuma II (1480 - 1520), the Aztec emperor of Mexico at the time of the Spanish conquest. See more »

  • Olmec Indians
    Olmec Indians

    Olmec Indians, an ancient Indian people of Mexico. They created the first civilization in North America. See more »

  • Yaqui Indians
    Yaqui Indians

    Yaqui Indians, a North American Indian tribe of the Uto-Aztecan language family. At the time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the 16th century, they inhabited the region along what is now the Yaqui River in the state of Sonora. See more »

  • Zapotec Indians
    Zapotec Indians

    Zapotec Indians, an Indian people that once dominated much of southwestern Mexico. See more »

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