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Exactly! There's a great book called Wisdom of the Native Americans [1] that curates a lot of the oral tradition that was only ever recorded during the first trials with the US government. Reading that book really gives a sense of the responsibility felt by the individuals to nature. It's easy to extrapolate from that book and these new studies that are coming out with the population sizes involved how a comparatively simple societal structure could give rise to such large ecosystem refinements that made such large populations possible and subsequently have given us so many of the foods and medicines we enjoy today. It truly is staggering.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/dp/1577310799/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1...

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