More details can be found in the links at the bottom of the page. Many of its natives were expert farmers—they grew staple crops like maize, beans, squash, tobacco and sunflower—who organized their lives around small ceremonial and market villages known as hamlets.
Much of what we know comes from the recordings of the first Europeans to arrive. Some were burial sites of honored leaders.
Finally, many of the European diseases that were brought over to the Americas were diseases, like yellow feverthat were relatively manageable if infected as a child, but were deadly if infected as an adult. Their culture was destroyed by American Indians domesticated a variety of plants and animals, including corn maizebeans, squash, potatoes and other tubers, turkeys, llamas, and alpacas, as well as a variety of semidomesticated species of nut- and seed-bearing plants.
Native American cultures are not normally included in characterizations of advanced stone age cultures as " Neolithic ," which is a category that more often includes only the cultures in Eurasia, Africa, and other regions.
Today Native American populations across both continents are once again on the rise. The Navajo Nation by Sandra M.