33 Innovations Credited to Native Indians

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Over 10,000 years ago the first chocolate was made from cacao beans by the Mayan Indians. This is just one of the many innovations that are first credited to Indians. From pain medications to chewing gum, the Indians made huge innovations that would impact society for thousands of years. Here is a list of 33 well-known innovations credited to the Indians.

Abstract art
Adobe
Almanacs
Anesthetics
Aspirin
Balsa wood
Calendars
Chewing gum
Chocolate
Compulsory Education
Corn
Cornmeal
Dog Breeds
Hammocks
Hockey
Horse Breeds
Igloos
Instant Food
Kayak
Lacrosse
Llamas
Maracas
Mathematics
Moccasins
Popcorn
Potato Chips
Rubber Balloons
Salsa
Spinning Top
Tipi
Tomato
Tortillas
Wigwam

Take a look at our inventions section to see more great articles about famous inventions in history.

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