Plainsman Ancestor Houses

Every Plainsman tribe has an Ancestor House built into or on the rocks of its koppie. An Ancestor House is built from the bones of the dead of a tribe. For a tribe, its Ancestor House is its most sacred space. It is within an Ancestor House that the Elders of a tribe meet in Assembly

Plainsman Elders

Among the Plainsmen, everyone above a certain age is elevated to becoming a tribal Elder. As a sign of this, they will begin to wear a tribe’s salt wealth as beads in their hair and as other ornaments about their persons. To determine tribal matters, Elders meet in an Assembly, most often in their tribe’s Ancestor House

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