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First off, yes you are wrong. Some kind of long-term record-keeping seems to be a common requirement for civilized people, so both the Maya and the Inca developed something pre-contact. I personally think its likely the Mississippians did as well, but if so it hasn't survived. The Cherokee I believe did something similar to what you are asking. Sequoya, ...


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The question is a bit confusing, so I'll give two answers and hope one of them works... First, there have been a couple of instances AFTER contact that Native Americans (or, sometimes, missionaries) developed a writing system for their language that was inspired by European orthography but looks very different. This includes the writing system for Yup'ik ...


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I feel that another contributing factor is the high variability of weather during the seasons making it more ideal to be a nomadic tribe than a settled city in North America. Also, First Nations North Americans perceived their continent as an Island, specifically Turtle Island. However as others have mentioned there are traces of some city formation ...


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Why were Native Americans much more under developed then their neighbors in the south. Copyright Skubasteve834, source: Wikimedia Commons, usage via CC-BY-SA. It's not quite fair to classify native North Americans as underdeveloped. The above image is of Monks Mound, a part of the Cahokia Mounds complex in southern Illinois. This mound was constructed ...


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How did Americans know that Native Americans would be infected with smallpox, from smallpox infected blankets, hundreds of years before germ theory? Did Americans know or merely hope that Native Americans would be infected with smallpox, from smallpox infected blankets? Apparently smallpox can be spread by infected objects even though it usually spreads ...



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