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Did hunters and gatherers also grow small amounts of food?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 05:31
Some Native Americans were hunters and gatherers at the time of European contact but most were quite sedentary and practiced agriculture/animal husbandry, had writing systems as well as government-what one could call civilization. See the mound builders, the eastern woodlands people's, the southern civilizations such as the Cherokee, the Mayans, the Anasazi, etc.. All people who were far more advanced than hunter gatherers.
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Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 05:48
there were a variety of different people, who lived in different ways. some were hunter gatherers, some were farmers, on the north west coast I think they lived mainly by fishing. I don't think anyone who knows anything much about native Americans would refer to them all as hunter gatherers.
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Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 07:34
Yes they did once they formed villages they would have created gardens to grow crops they had been able to find in the wild during their hunting trips They are called hunters and gatherers simple to indicate they harvested crops whether they found wild or grew themselves, you are just splitting hairs to include them Chetak
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Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 09:22
Originally, they lived off what the land provided, and preserved enough to get them through, when needed.
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Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 10:24
No, hunter gatherers could not protect a crop. While away hunting anf gathering the hebivores would destroy the crop. You have to settle to protect the harvest.
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Answer #6 | 23/12 2013 10:57
Yes so long as the climate was fertile enough to provide all year round food or enough to make up for the disappearance of migrating herds for part of the year. Nomads didn't carry around the old and sick so many old and sick would have farmed where ever possible.
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Answer #7 | 23/12 2013 13:11
No they took food were they could find it. Native americans were in the iron age not the stone age
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