Native American Timeline

  • 250

    Mayas built cities

    From 250 AD to 900 AD Mayas built cities in what is now Mexico and Central America, A region known as Mesoamerica.
  • Aug 1, 1325

    Tenochtitlan founded

    Tenochtitlan became the capitol of the Incan Empire in the 15th century.
  • Period: Aug 1, 1400 to

    Aztecs dominated most of Mesoamerica

  • Aug 30, 1400

    Aztecs dominate most of Mesoamerica.

  • Aug 30, 1427

    Aztec Empire established.

    In a triple alliance between three city states. They teamed up to defeat the Azcapotzalco in 1428.
  • Aug 30, 1438

    Incas begin building empire

    Incas incorporate large areas of western South America through conquest and peaceful assilmilation.
  • Aug 30, 1521

    Tenochtitlan conquered by Hernando Cortes.

  • Aug 30, 1524

    Mexico City founded on site of former Tenochtitlan.

  • Aug 30, 1572

    Last Incan stronghold destroyed by Spanish conquistadors

  • First recorded Mayan hieroglyphics.

    The first record of Mayan hieroglyphics was dated to around 250 BC.
  • Mayan civilization begins.

    Mayan civilization is thought to have begun around 2600 BC.
  • Mayas begin leaving their cities

    For unknown reasons, mayas began leaving their cities. It may have been illnesses, overpopulation or other reasons.