Civilization is not tall buildings, grid like street systems, paved roads, shopping centers. Civilization is a way of life. Believe me, many, it not all, primitive people living in huts, no shoes, and eating whatever bush meat they collect think that they are the ones that are civilized. Actually, I agree with them.
Europeans considered the indigenous Americans uncivilized. They had no draft. They had no taxes. They were under no compulsion to do anything that displeased them. They developed a communication system --sign language-- that allowed any Indians to deal with any others, regardless of their spoken languages. They had communication systems that allowed message transfer over huge distances---eg. smoke signals. They were far more civilized and in many ways advanced technically than the Europeans. Their great achievements were not so wonderful for military purposes though.
They had a universal inclination to aid and hospitality. They did have wars sometimes though. That should prove that they were civilized.
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