Native Americas Cultures

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Prior to the arrival of Columbus in 1492, a vibrant patchwork of neolithic native people blanketed North and South America. Highly adapted to their local terrain, they cultivated new world crops that are still staples in our modern world including corn, potatos, squash, tomatoes and peppers. Their history stretches back as far as 16,000 years, including advanced and large societies with equally large cities.