I think thats a simplification

By: crunchgodabruinknees



Many indian tribes had carefully negotiated, following battle, boundaries between tribes and groups.

It was clear--"this is ours" and "that is yours". Markings were also used to demarcate areas. There are example sof Indian maps.

There are tribal examples of fences and walls between territories including those built with slave labor.

The Rousseau noble savage ideals you suggest don't match the oral history or archeological record uniformly. rousseau was discredited in depth. "Men in a state of nature do not know good and evil, but their independence, along with “the peacefulness of their passions, and their ignorance of vice”, keep them from doing ill (A Discourse..., 71-73)."

 

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