The Native American children were
taught by their elders. They were taught how to do errands, how to be warriors,
how to cook, how to hunt, and how to take care of kids. But in each tribe there
were different roles for each gender. As the kids grew up they helped their parents.
The boys went with the men and the girls went with the women. They watched their
parents work and learned from them. They were told legends and folk tales by their
The newborn children were taken in different ways. Some of them were carried on
their backs. Others were carried in a small woven carriage. Usually the mothers
took them around with them. Once they got older the girls were given permission
to use a symbol to announce that they were now ready for marriage. When the boys
got older they went with the other men.
Yvette, Erika, Leilani
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