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What Is The Relationship Between The Europeans And The Organic Relationship With The Native Americans

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Did advanced technology diminish the relationship between the Native Indians and the organic relationship they had with the world around them, in turn removing their historical relevance from history books? John R. Finger says, yes in his article Tennessee Indian History: Creativity and Power. Natives and Europeans had a lot of commonality when it came to cultural and societal awareness. Both cultures had an attitude of progress in their communities, but each path was very different because of what was used to progress each society.
As Indians progressed through the years, and adapted well to their surroundings, their creativity and adaptation flourished. Their hunting tools became more proficient, and their agriculture thrived by domestication of native plants. With food and agriculture in large supplies, more Natives would settle the area and social stratification became more evident. There were distinct lines between leaders and common villagers. These societies had met the shifting needs and become very prosperous during the Mississippian Period. The period ended almost at the first signs of Europeans and Spaniards. Finger definitely made a point of drawing the line of demarcation in this point in time.
Hernando de Soto in his search for gold is reported as the first Spaniard to make it to Tennessee. The Natives were happy to see de Soto and his men leave, after they started bloody battles, took a chief prisoner and created a lot of chaos in general. After the Spaniards
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