Western Hemisphere

Topics: Maya civilization, Mexico, Mesoamerica Pages: 3 (928 words) Published: September 10, 2013
The Western Hemisphere remained unknown to Europe until Columbus's voyage in 1492. However, the Native Americans also known as the "First Inhabitants" arrived from Asia as early as twenty thousand years ago. The question of how the historians accounted for the arrival of Native Americans in the Western Hemisphere is what I would like to elaborate more on as well as the similarities/differences to the great civilizations of the Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas, in which the Native Americans fashioned a similar hierarchical social order. I agree with the historians being accountable for the arrival of the Native Americans in which I will speak on and provide evidence. What has to come to my knowledge about the historians along with other nations of the Western Hemisphere is they have struggled with the problem of what to call the first inhabitants.

The "First Inhabitants" aka the Native Americans were migrants from Asia, who in a large group came, between 13000 B.C. and 9000 B.C., across a land bridge, that was later submerged into creating the Bering Strait, connecting Siberia and Alaska. (pg.7) America--A Concise History by James A. Henretta/ David Body. "Most anthropologists believe that the main migratory stream from Asia lasted from about 15,000 to 9,000 years ago, then the glaciers melted, and the rising ocean waters submerged the land bridge and created the Bering Strait." While other nations were resided in societies ruled by kings or priests, the Native Americans was governed by kin-ties, in which everything that was to be discussed or passed was to be thought out as a group or community. Native Americans, around 6000 B.C., in present day raised domesticated crops and gradually bred maize, also known as corn, into an extremely nutritious plant in order to survive. The resulting agricultural that remained encouraged population growth and laid the economic foundation for wealthy, urban societies such as Mexico, Peru, and the Mississippi River Valley....
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