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Old 08-01-2010, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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OP said specifically EASTERN MIDWEST and then referred to Ohio..............
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:44 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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OP said specifically EASTERN MIDWEST and then referred to Ohio..............
...and Indiana.

The picture I posted is a depiction of a city in what is now Illinois, but similar "mound-builder" cultures lived along the Ohio river, where maize agriculture fueled large societies. Although forests are the native ecosystem in the area, it's not like it was untouched wilderness before the europeans came.
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Well, there are parts of southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky that have pretty large swaths of forest interrupted by small swaths of corn fields as opposed to the other way around.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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isnt the latest idea that while it was mainly forest with small sections of farmland, the indians actually "cultivated" the forest by deliberately spreading nut trees of various sorts? I recall something like that from the book "1491"
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