Sharing Ceremony - Plateau Indians in Olden Times for Kids Illustration

The Sharing Ceremony - Plateau Indians in Olden Times


For Kids

Sharing was a way of life for the people of the Plateau. They believed no one could survive on their own.

To teach children to share, the first time a child caught a fish or collected berries or nuts or roots, that food was always given away to other members of the family in a special ceremonial meal.  Everyone invited to the feast shared in the food except the guest of honor, the child. The child did not go hungry but he or she could not eat any of the food served at the ceremonial feast.

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