The Columbian Exchange

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During the late 1400's, life was simple for the Indians. Hunting, gathering, and hard work amongst the men and women of the tribes was successful for them. Horticulture played a crucial role in many Native American cultures and the survival of their people. They were content with living off of the environment and possessing plots of land to practice their beliefs and reproduce their people. On the other hand, the European's were busy exploring the world, advancing in technology, and spreading their religious beliefs. Christendom and Islam were out to control the world and its inhabitants; so when Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, the cultures of the Eastern and Western Hemisphere's met for the first time and changed the history of the world. The Columbian Ex

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