Early Native Americans were generally nomads; they moved from place to place in search of food. This is true of ancient peoples elsewhere too, such as the early people living in the Middle East and northern Africa. The hunting and gathering lifestyle was difficult and people didn’t live very long. Populations remained small.
Have you ever wondered how these ancient people developed into great civilizations? What allowed them to move forward and progress? The answer might surprise you: food.
Questions and Answers
Question: Did early settlers use the native tribes’ knowledge of food?
Answer: Yes, early colonists, such as the Pilgrims, would likely have starved to death without the Indians’ help. Native Americans taught the colonists how to grow foods, such as corn.
Visit the University of Utah to see photos of early ears of corn.
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