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Atlatl
  • First Nations used a tool called the “atlatl”, a specially fashioned piece of wood used to obtain more force when throwing a spear. The atlatl was the first known device made by humans to operate and improve the performance of another tool.
Columbus didn’t discover “America”

Columbus made four voyages to the new world, the first time in 1492, which took him to the Caribbean Islands; a second took him to Cuba; a third to the northeast coast of South America and a fourth took him to Central America. He never did set foot on the land that he is given credit for discovering.

First Nation agricultural practices

Before Europeans arrived 500 years ago, approximately 60% of First Nations were involved in farming as a way of life. Foods introduced by First Nations people now make up a significant part of the world’s food production. Approximately 50% of the value in today’s world food production comes from original North American plants. Near the top of the list are corn and potatoes, the second and third most popular foods in the world.

First Nation Farmers
First Nation Floods
First Nation games
First nation men rarely go bald
First Nations Foods
First Nations languages are constant
First Nations names
First Nations thought European punishments were barbaric
First Nations totem poles
Inuit invented glasses
Inuit language
Invention of the Wheel
MicMac Sleds
Natural paints
No First Nation princesses
Some First Nation languages similar to Libya

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