• At every moment of his life the Shoshone must be careful to observe the complicated folkways of his group, to do reverence to superhuman powers, to remember the courtesies and obligations of family, to pay homage to certain sacred plants, or to avoid particular places.

    Peter Farb (1968). “Man's rise to civilization as shown by the Indians of North America from primeval times to the coming of the industrial state”, Secker & Warburg