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If all three acts—counting coup, killing, and scalping—were accomplished, the warrior received three eagle feathers. Such brave deeds of war were retold by successful warriors around the tribal fires. If a warrior strayed from the truth by exaggerating his deeds, he might face the permanent shame of his fellow tribesmen. 6 Indian Nations of the Far West T he Far West Culture Region lay between the Rocky Mountains in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the west, and included all the lands in between.
The earliest inhabitants of this region arrived more than 11,000 years ago. These first hunter-gatherers tracked the great Pleistocene animals, including horses, bison, camels, mammoths, and mastodons. e. the peoples of the prehistoric Southwest began to develop what anthropologists identify as the Desert Culture. They hunted or trapped smaller game, including rabbits, deer, lizards, even rodents and insects, gathered wild plants and bulbs, and collected seeds for cultivation. Pinyon nuts, yucca fruit, berries, and mesquite beans were harvested.
Such stories might explain why bears have short tails, why the inner portion of a cedar tree is red, or how animals were created. The following is a Cherokee story explaining how their ancestors received light into their world, as related by Tom Lowenstein, in Mother Earth, Father Sky: At first there was no light anywhere, and in the darkness everyone kept bumping into each other. ” they all agreed, and so they convened a meeting. ” After much argument, Possum said: “I’ll go and get light. ” So he traveled east, screwing up his eyes against the brightness.
The New World: Prehistory-1542 (Discovering U.S. History) by Tim McNeese