Why didn’t Native Americans develop sailing, and which peoples almost got there?

For those curious about the History of the pre-Columbian Americas, this is a rather common question. Why didn’t Native American peoples develop sailing ships like the Europeans? They had access to large bodies of water, they had organized and centralized States, they surely were capable of building wooden structures and weaving and some of them … Read moreWhy didn’t Native Americans develop sailing, and which peoples almost got there?