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Article: Traditional Principles

Everyone in the encampment had his or her place in the camp. The men had rope making, hunters, wood gatherers, everyday teaching and gathering. It was next to a crime to be caught sitting idle. Story telling time was okay for sitting around. Astronomy was taught at the camp fire setting.

Migratory birds flying in formation reminded of people to make haste in their fall labors.

Signs of nature taught that foretold what kind of winter to expect No one was paid for the work they did because work done was the good for all. The return of a favor was not mentioned. It was a status symbol to be a good sharer.