Did You Know the First Peoples Invented
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Rubber?
Mayan Rubber Ball

 Eskimo in gut parka with kayak
Vulcanization
(Water Proofing)
Hair Conditioner?
Coastal Woodfern, West Coast USA

 Eskimo Clothing
Parkas?
Lacrosse?
 Native American Lacrosse had three basic forms:  Southeastern, Great Lakes, and Iroquoian.

Columbus carried back tobacco from the New World.
Cigars?
Cotton Cloth?
Mexico: Cotton cloth and bolls date back 8000 years.

The Chaven used amalgam solder (Andes)
Welding?
Cradleboards? (Baby Carriers)
Louise Smoky, Kiowa, in a cradle board

The Incas used "Peruvian bark," or quinine, as a medicine.
Quinine?
Potato Chips?
Invented in 1853 by George Crum, a Native American/African American chef


The oldest popcorn ever found was in New Mexico's "Bat Cave"  It is about 5,600 years old

Popcorn?
Freeze Drying?
Eskimo Food Cache

Canoe
Canoes?
Kayaks?
Eskimos in Kayaks

Europeans borrowed meat preserving techniques from Native Americans.
Jerky?
Maple Sugar and Syrup?
Maple sugar was produced and celebrated each spring after the long, cold winter.

Chippewa Snowshoes
Snowshoes?
Vanilla?
Totonaco people grew Vanilla Beans

Sioux Indians
Toboggans?
Chewing Gum?
Native Americans from New England chewed spruce sap
backgrounds by Robert Kaufman.com

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