That’s right: The American Indians hadn’t even invented the WHEEL!
Few people comment on how primitive and unsophisticated American Indians were by this measure.
I once asked a university anthropologist why he thought American Indians hadn’t invented the wheel and he pondered for a bit (because nobody boldly asks him that question) and said, “...Because they didn’t need the wheel.”
I was stunned at this Luddite mentality coming from a professor who is supposed to “enlighten” the minds of students.
Just imagine how far the Plains Indians could travel if they attached a wheel to the teepee poles that they DRAGGED on the ground behind a horse!