"Children were encouraged to develop strict discipline and a high regard for 
sharing. When a girl picked her first berries and dug her first roots, they were 
given away to an elder so she would share her future success. When a child 
carried water for the home, an elder would give compliments, pretending to taste 
meat in water carried by a boy or berries in that of a girl. The child was 
encouraged not to be lazy and to grow straight like a sapling." -Flat-Iron, Sioux Chief