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The Aztec nation is one of the largest and most advanced Indian nations to ever exist on earth Just about every part of the Aztec life was advance to such a state that at that time of the world the people were living better than many European nations The Aztec nation is unique in its history economy environment and way of life then any other nation at that time The Aztecs lived in the city of Tenochtitlan which is a fertile basin about 50 miles long and as wide112 Surrounded by mountain ranges and several volcanoes the Aztecs have an abundant supply of water113 With being 8000 ft above sea level the day were mild and the nights are cold during much of the year228 The Aztecs name means heron people their name is derived from the mythical homeland to the north called Azatlan416 This in mind their language Nahuatl also belong to the linguistic family as the Soshonean246 In the Aztecs culture their main principal crop was maize576 Maize was usually cooked with lime then ground to make dough then patted into tortillas other principal crops were beans squash tomatoes cotton chilies576-7 The two crops maguey and agave were used as cord sacks and sandals and a substitute for cotton in clothing443 From the juice of the maguey was use in a mild form of alcohol called pulque which was the ceremonial drink445 Only the old men of the committee was able to drink pulque freely otherwise among the younger generation couldnt get drunk except at certain religious feast357 Drunkenness was considered a serious offense even punishable by death182 In the Aztecs culture there were clans each clan there was tribes and each tribe was divided up Then each family were allotted sufficient land for its maintenance if no one were alive in the family then the land were reverted back to the
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