By George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
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It also involved contrasting forms of technological development. The Indians of Mexico had copper and bronze but no iron. They used wooden canoes for transportation, while the Europeans sailed in heavily armed oceangoing vessels. The Spanish ships not only carried human cargo, but also steel swords, firearms, explosives, and armor. These advanced military tools terrified Indians. ” Arrows and tomahawks were seldom a match for guns, cannons, and smallpox. The Europeans enjoyed other cultural advantages.
They cleared vast tracts of land to grow maize, beans, squash, and sunflowers. The dynamic Mississippian culture peaked in the fourteenth century, but succumbed first to climate change and finally to diseases brought by Europeans. The Mississippian people constructed elaborate regional centers, the largest of which was Cahokia, in southwest Illinois, across the Mississippi River from what is now St. Louis. There the Indians constructed elaborate public structures and imposing shrines. D. 1050 and 1250, the Cahokia metropolis hosted thousands of people on some 3,200 acres.
Evidence from the burial mounds suggests that they had a complex social structure featuring a specialized division of labor. Moreover, the Hopewells developed an elaborate trade network that spanned the continent. The Mississippian culture, centered in the southern Mississippi River valley, flourished between 900 and 1350. The Mississippians forged a complex patchwork of chiefdoms. In river valleys they built substantial towns around central plazas and temples. Like the Hopewells to the north, the Mississippians developed a specialized labor system, an effective governmental structure, and an expansive trading network.
America: A Narrative History (9th Edition) by George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi