Measure of Status and Respect

“Contrary to European society, accumulation of wealth or material things was not a socially acceptable symbol of status among many American Indian cultures.  A person gained status and respect in direct regards to the amount of giving to others within the society.  Co-operation, not competition, was the preferred method of social interaction.”

Thank you to:  Aboriginal and Tribal Nation News

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