American History to 1865
1 Two Civilizations Which Flourished In North America before European Contact
Following a period of nomadic life among the ancient Indians who settled in permanent villages in North America, a new cultural stage that introduced fishing, farming, and poetry making was established. Hunting was advanced to a much faster approach that focused on elusive mammals such as the antelopes, deer’s, caribous, and the moose (David Goldfield n.p). The culture of North America’s early population represented approaches that adapted to the changing environment that granted opportunities for agricultural practices. During this time, people resorted to the weaving of baskets and the use of stone grinders to prepare plants and roots that were collected for food, with this giving birth to civilization. The Indians in America brought about three different civilizations that include:
* The Adena-Hopewell Culture originating from Ohio River Valley
* The Mississippi Culture that originated from the South West
* Hohokam-Anasazi Culture from the Southwest
The Adena-Hopewell Culture
The Adena-Hopewell culture is currently known as the American Midwest that broug...