Despite the fact that Native American cultures differed, what are the similarities that existed among them? Make sure you understand their relationship to the land and animals, child-rearing practices, sense of honor, gender relations, and view of the world/existence (in contrast to European Americans' linear perspective)
The Native Americans have lived in close and intimate relationship with nature, respecting and not abusing the land. They have traditionally maximized the use of any animal prey -using its skin for clothing and shelter, its bones for various tools and implements, its sinews for thread, its meat for food, its bladder for a container, and so on. Native Americans grew up under the encouragement and discipline of the extended family, not just the nuclear family. A generalized love of all children in the tribe, rather. Than just their own progeny, is common among native Americans. the children were raised in cooperative, noncompetitive, affectionate atmosphere. children learneda sense of responsibility and interdependence at an early age. the means of social control are of shame and ridicule. three Native American concept of personal honor, including the honor of ones word. once pledged, whether to a white person or to another Native American, that word was considered inviolate. The Native American womans role differed from the Mans. Womans functions were to work arms to raise children.