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Jeremy Klif I.D.: 9128653432 Questions/Critiques 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus In chapter 6, the author emphasizes the idea that Europeans did not really invent anything but they used the things they learned effectively. On the other hand, Native Americans were much more complex and established than we believe; for example they invented the wheel. However, they did not use it as efficiently as they could. Therefore, their societies were advanced but did not take advantage of their discoveries like the Europeans.
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Unformatted text preview: The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America In the prologue, Wilson explains the importance of knowing and understanding the true story of American Indians. He realizes how, nowadays, Americans are not familiar with the history of the land’s natives and it should be changed. However, I have been in the U.S. for four years now and know almost nothing about this major population. I wonder how it is possible to redefine their place in our contemporary society....
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