United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013

Non-nomadic Cultures

Algonquian Indians built long houses
that sometimes housed entire clans
(Image Source: Native Languages of the Americas website)

Question 13145:

Which of the following was probably the most important reason for the growth of non-nomadic cultures in North America?

A) development of the wheel to travel great distances
B) the domestication of dogs
C) successful hunting of buffalo
D) the development of written languages
E) the introduction of maize (corn) allowed for the accumulation of food surpluses

Answer & Explanation

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