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Old 11-21-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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Even where long-lasting structures were built, sometimes they deteriorated and then became unnoticeable over thousands of years of weathering.

There might be artifacts where people don’t see them.
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:17 AM
 
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Indians were, for the most part nomadic and of course, only needed what they could carry with them.
Start with Huron and Iroquois long houses, Cherokee plantation homes, Mandan lodges, longhouses of the NW tribes, mounds of the GA tribes, cliff dwellings of the Mesas, ... Then look into the New England stone structures, ...
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Indians were, for the most part nomadic and of course, only needed what they could carry with them.
This is just not true. There is evidence of huge civilizations throughout the Americas. Entire cities that were far larger than anything else in the known world at the time they existed. They recently just discovered tens of thousands of buildings for miles on end in the Central American jungle, and there is almost nothing known about this civilization. Even in what is now the US, there were large numbers of people who had vast trading networks and who were so industrious that the turned much of the Eastern forests into a virtual park. The nomadic associations were more toward the beginning and end of their civilizations, as in when they first came to the Americas thousands of years ago, and then when they were being systematically wiped out through colonization- which, by the way, was only able to happen because First Contact had decimated about 100 million natives within the first century from disease brought over to the continents. This is not even discussing well-known cultures like the Mexica, Inca, and Nazca.
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Ancestral Pueblo Indians built huge permanent stone communities. The Great House at Aztec (NM) still has some intact rooms after being abandoned centuries ago. These people were part of the Chaco Canyon cultural region and later the Mesa Verde culture.
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:00 PM
 
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Property taxes.
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:40 PM
 
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Native North American Plains Indians lived totally "off the land" and took care of it. They were nomadic and followed herds of their food sources. Their shelters could be packed up in a few hours. They collected healing natural plants. Their "intellect" was spiritual not competitive. Before the Spaniards they did not have horses. They canoed on waterways or carried their possessions and walked everywhere. Some nations did build winter long houses of wood using the most plentiful building material around them or sewed animal skins together as fabric. For example coastal First Nations did not have to follow herds like the Plains Indians did because they took their food from the ocean so they had year-round structures.

Today we still use 1000s of inventions made by Indians.
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:45 PM
 
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We didn't have the same level of intellect? What? Abya Yala had cities that were better than any city in Europe at the time, and were more advanced in many areas.
To bolster your post about intellect....
"Indian" inventions still used today
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Old 11-23-2018, 01:58 PM
 
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Start with Huron and Iroquois long houses, Cherokee plantation homes, Mandan lodges, longhouses of the NW tribes, mounds of the GA tribes, cliff dwellings of the Mesas, ... Then look into the New England stone structures, ...

I'm sure that's why they colonized Europe....
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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they did in the Southwest like in Arizona and New Mexico.
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:51 AM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia....-first-nations


The above link covers the various types of architecture of native societies across Canada. Check out the big post & beam plank houses made from cedar that the Pacific northwest coastal natives built in their villages.


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