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Between the Native Americans and Europeans, who were more advanced?

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By any measure of technological and material progress, the Europeans were clearly superior to the Native Americans.  It is harder to say who was superior in terms of cultural and societal values. 

When we talk about the superiority of one people over another, we are generally talking about material superiority.  On this measure, there is no question about who was superior to whom.  The Native Americans had relatively little technology.  They did not have metal tools or...

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