Practical and social skills are taught by elders about how to support one's family.
Lynn recalls, "You didn't hunt for sport, you hunted for food. We were taught from a real young age that you only hunt to eat. It taught you a respect for life. When you took a deer's life, you knew what taking [it] meant."
Lynn remembers the first deer he killed; his mother was with him at the time. "She taught me how to shoot a rifle. She told me I had to eat part of that raw liver; that first one that I killed. She said that it would make me a better hunter. The next step was I had to give that deer away. I couldn't eat any of the rest of it. I had to give it away to other people."
Lynn says he understood later in life what that lesson was all about: learning respect for his elders and the cultural trait of sharing. A lesson as important today as it was then.