Tell me about native American civilizations within North America

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    Tell me about Native American civilizations within North America. I want to understand if there was any and how advance was it.

    What did it bring to the world?


    This is for the area that is the current United states. I'm bias on this issue, so I'm asking you to help me.
     
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    Evidence has recently come to light that suggests that peoples of European decent were roaming N. America long before mongoloid peoples crossed the Bering land bridge. It's thought that gatherers hunting wholly mammoths tracked their quarry across the Atlantic ice shelf and eventually settled in N. America. Though evidnce suggests that they were driven out by the mongoloids, who enjoyed superiour numbers.

    Kennewick Man - Wikipedia


    In any event, the pacification of native Americans was just another example of history repeating itself. Not entirely sure why the European settlers are always painted as the bad guys, seeing as exactly the same thing was happening - and had happened, for thousands of years - the world over.
     
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    Which TRIBES located in the continental US are you interested in learning about?

    It isn't like there was only ONE culture, ya know?
     
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    One thing that I can tell you is that many Indians do not consider themselves 'native Americans'. We are Indians.
     
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    Are you really this fucking ignorant, you fucking moron?
     
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    A bit harsh, but correct.
     
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    The word "indian" isn't a native American word. It's a white man's word.
     
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    So is Native American, and it is not true. We have been called Indians for so long that it is just easier to accept it.
     
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    The correct description that American Indians accept is "American Indian", not just indian. If you were a true American Indian you would know this.
     
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    Pick up "1491" there were robust civilizations of tens of millions stretching from the Plains down into south America. Recent discoveries have unearthed massive irrigation fields in the Amazon. The people you call Indians were on the decline in the 15th century from smallpox and influenza pandemics as a result of contact pre Columbus
     

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