A unique attribute of Indian political ways was noted early on by colonial observers. Indians, Indigenous Peoples more generally, were engaged in everyday political action as full participating community members. Every person had the right to be heard. Decisions were made through discussion and caucusing–an Indian derived word. Indian orators worked to persuade others to adopt a specific position and arrive at agreements...
Champagne, Duane. "Political Autonomy and Sustainable Economy." Indian Country Today Media Network. May 23, 2015. Article. (https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/history/events/political-autonomy..., accessed May 27, 2015)