Assignment 2_North American Civilization Paper

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Running head: NORTH AMERICAN CIVILIZATION PAPER 1 North American Civilization Paper Penny Neel HIS 115 January 9, 2010 Jeffrey Hanford
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NORTH AMERICAN CIVILIZATION PAPER 2 North American Civilization Paper Early North Americans, or Native Americans, were a blend of many different people. Their lifestyles varied, depending on where they settled. Some relied heavily on hunting and gathering, some relied heavily on agriculture and farming, and others relied heavily on fishing. Even when it came to language, they were very diverse, as early North Americans spoke as many as around 1,000 different languages. In order to communicate with one another or with explorers venturing to new lands, a conversation had to be translated into many dialects until it was translated into the local understood one, and even though they were already there, they were in a sense looked down upon like they did not even exist when it came to European countries laying claim to lands that they had “discovered”, even though they were already inhabited, and this arrogance is partly shown in the Gutierrez map. The first people to migrate to America were most likely from the continent of Asia. This most likely took place during a prehistoric glacial period, which was either
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