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Old 01-30-2011, 05:04 AM
 
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Of course, every one knows that there were indigenous people here before, but many believe that they were just hunter and gatherers. What many people often don't realize is that there were civilzations that had structures, sprawls, farms, and canals here for thousands of years. In other words, the US is not the first great civilization on this fertile land.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:20 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Yes. The Anasazi and some of the Mound-builders had cities. There are still a few Pueblo towns surviving like Acoma. I guess Acomita is part of Acoma. There's also Taos Pueblo. Both towns date from around the 11th or 12th century.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Acomit...ew-Mexico.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Taos-P...ew-Mexico.html

The Iroquois had like a system of democracy or something and long-house villages.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:52 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I was taught in school that white settlers actually built North America from scratch by bringing in soil from Europe on ships.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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It sounds like SOMEBODY just passed their first history class! Congratulations, young man!
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:52 AM
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEcD5...e_gdata_player
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Ahhh they don't teach that in school anymore. Only touchy feely type stuff.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:59 AM
 
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Of course, every one knows that there were indigenous people here before, but many believe that they were just hunter and gatherers. What many people often don't realize is that there were civilzations that had structures, sprawls, farms, and canals here for thousands of years. In other words, the US is not the first great civilization on this fertile land.
You presume many people have never heard of the Aztecs, Maya, Toltecs, Inca or Anasazi. And you make this presumption to make what point exactly?

In my youth I remember learning a great deal about these civilizations, right up to and including the ritual sacrifices and cannibalism.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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You presume many people have never heard of the Aztecs, Maya, Toltecs, Inca or Anasazi. And you make this presumption to make what point exactly?

In my youth I remember learning a great deal about these civilizations, right up to and including the ritual sacrifices and cannibalism.
I'm referring to North America, specifically the US. Many were taught that the natives here were just hunters and gatherers who were uncivilized.

Watch the video, and you will hear the narrator say, "most Americans".
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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Comparatively speaking, these "native" Americans [DNA pinpoints them coming from areas of modern-day Mongolia and North Central China] were savages, compared to that of Western Civilization which grew out of Western Europe.

Wow, a "farm", a few buildings, etc. Compare that to advanced technologies such as that found in the space program, electronics, computers, the light bulb, etc. It's preposterous to call them advanced. Hey, the "native" Americans can't even hold a candle to ancient Chinese, Babylonian, and Egyptian civilizations.

By the way, there very well may have been Europeans on this land that predated the so-called Asiatic "natives", as various artifacts and skeletons have been found which seem to support this hypothesis.

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I'm referring to North America, specifically the US. Many were taught that the natives here were just hunters and gatherers who were uncivilized.

Watch the video, and you will hear the narrator say, "most Americans".
The vast majority were uncivilized savages.

Last edited by Bo; 01-31-2011 at 07:41 AM.. Reason: Merged 2 posts that make the same point
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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Comparatively speaking, these "native" Americans [DNA pinpoints them coming from areas of modern-day Mongolia and North Central China] were savages, compared to that of Western Civilization which grew out of Western Europe.

Wow, a "farm", a few buildings, etc. Compare that to advanced technologies such as that found in the space program, electronics, computers, the light bulb, etc. It's preposterous to call them advanced. Hey, the "native" Americans can't even hold a candle to ancient Chinese, Babylonian, and Egyptian civilizations.

By the way, there very well may have been Europeans on this land that predated the so-called Asiatic "natives", as various artifacts and skeletons have been found which seem to support this hypothesis.
You are so off. The theories of Europeans being here were all disproven even all of the afrocentrists claims.
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