The New World
At least 12,000 years ago, people began migrating to North and South America, likely in search of resources. Over thousands of years, these people spread across North and South America, adapting to the geography, and creating distinct Native American Cultural Regions.
Fast forward to the year 1492 when Europeans were in search of a faster route to Asia. Christopher Columbus was hired by Spain to sail west and find this route,. but he accidentally landed in America instead. Over the next 100 years, many more explorers would sail to the "New World", in search of wealth and glory. As they traveled between Europe and the Americas, they brought goods and people, and connected the "New World" and the "Old World". The Columbian Exchange connected the "Old World" and the "New World", but came at a cost. Many of the explorers brought war and disease that decimated Native Americans populations.
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