The Naming Ceremony - Plateau Indians in Olden Times
Kids were given a lot of different names as they were growing up. These names were based on their personality, as it developed, or on something that had happened – an event in their young life. Their official name was given to them when they were about nine years old. That was usually the name of an ancestor. There was a name ceremony. The family had a feast and invited guests. Gifts were given, not to the child though. Gifts were given by the family to the guests.