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However,hunter-gatherers, because of the very nature of their lives, depended on the skill, bravery, and wisdom of individuals.
Evidence in the form of actual Japanese pottery found in Central and South America confirms that such contact occurred.
Thus we can see that not only was Columbus not the "discoverer" of America, Europeans were in fact relative late-comers to this continent.
These first immigrants arrived in waves, and gradually worked their way south, eventually inhabiting all of North and South America.
However, there is now evidence that suggests that other ancient migrations occurred across l the Pacific.
Also there is evidence that sailors from South China and Japan followed the Pacific rim coast of Asia to Alaska, and down the American coast to South America, as early as 300 BC.
These sailors, following prevailing winds and currents, might have reached the American Coast by accident, during storms, or have come as traders, and probably as settlers.
By the time Europeans arrived, North and South America were filled by a wide variety of ethnic groups, ranging from the hunter-gatherers of the central and northern plains, to the agriculturalists and city builders of the Mississippi valley and South America, and to the settled fisherman of the Pacific northwest.
The indigenous peoples of North America as they were found by the first Europeans can be grouped as either agriculturalists or hunter-gathers.
The agricultural peoples followed the same cyclical patterns in their religious and social structures as did agricultural people in other parts of the world.Nature and human life were seen as aspects of one spiritual whole, and the physical and spiritual well-being of all was the result of communal effort.