Wars and the Spirit of Cooperation - Plateau Indians in Olden Times for Kids Illustration

Wars and Skirmishes - Plateau Indians in Olden Times

For Kids

In ancient times, for many thousands of years, the people of the Plateau got along amazingly well. Skirmishes among the various tribes of the people of the Plateau were small affairs.  Mostly, there were arguments about hunting grounds or fishing grounds, when one tribe did not cooperate or share with another. When a disagreement occurred, there was a raid on the opposing village. If it was a very bad disagreement, people might even be killed. But more likely, things would be stolen and then returned after the Council of both villages got together and worked things out. 

The people of the Plateau were trained from birth to believe in cooperation. They believed that cooperation was vital to everyone’s survival.

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