One of the first native people of Mexico was the Aztecs and the Mayan people. They started around A.D. 1400. They were groups who were hunter-gatherers. Another Native people of Mexico are the Cortez people. They grew into the Aztec empire and they had a advanced agriculture system.
The Conquistadors were Spanish explorers who took over Mexico and the native people and their land. A famous conquistador was Hernando de Soto.
Between 1632 and 1793 Spanish Friars travelled north into Texas, and built manny missions and presidios. These are military forts. The goal of the friars was to convert the native people to Catholic faith.
Mestizos are people of mixed race; especially one of spanish and american decent. Syncretism is the blending of different beliefs or practice.
Extended families are families that are extended past the mother father and siblings. In Mexico about 45% of people in the labor force are women. Only 6% of leadership roles are run by women in Mexico.
The primate city of Mexico would be Mexico City. Mexico is having to step up their water security, because the trash that they are leaving on the side of the roads is leaking into the sewer and other water systems.