I definitely need to follow up and confirm where this was really the case in Native American culture, but I heard a wonderful thing:
Native Americans would not do anything, if they could avoid it, that would harm their offspring, even if it affected their 7th Generation of offspring.
I.e. These people were thinking 150 years into the future. And considering what they were doing.
See a different sort of wigwam, sourced from Wikipedia:
Contrast with today
It is hard, I think, in our modern 2019 world – especially in Western Society, to think of something that will not harm the 7 Generation. To be sure that is not the case, to know. That is nigh on impossible in our current world.
So, while that point is a strong one, to say the least – the contrast is indicative of something very wrong.
For your thought.
Thank you for reading.