Power & Wealth Distribution
The social pyramid in the Inca empire determined who had power over who and who was wealthier than who. The decisions such as laws, rules or other affairs would go through the Sapa Inca. The Sapa Inca would be able to take advice from his priest and other fellow politicians from his court. Members of the government would get many benefits such as not requiring to pay the taxes. Their wealth was shown through small to big possessions. First it would be the appearance where their clothing and jewellery were representing their position in the government. Some of the richer Incas would have golden piercings or ear plugs. Next would normally be the homes and the art, pottery and other possessions that took their place in the house. Finally it would come down to the Inca's wife.
The women in the society were degraded to having a boring life of growing up, finding a husband then having children. The process was made quicker by having men simply choose a girl as their life partner. It was made law that all men should be married by 20 years of age. The women had no say to anything. There were different categories for the women in the empire. The first category would be the ones who straight away get picked to be the wives of the lower class men. The next category were the women who caught the eyes of a noble and were chosen to go to the “big city” to get picked as a wife for higher class men. The third category would be the chosen women who practised the tasks of making clothes, art, pottery, jewellery and other jobs. The last category would be the women who were not chosen by anyone and would retire to the simple life of a priestess, no matter the age. During the time of the Incas, women were degraded the most and the distribution of power was not given fairly.