SHUSWAP (North-American Natives)
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Among the Shuswap (Teit, 1909:p590), boys and girls were “not allowed to smoke or have sexual connection until after their periods of training. To indulge in the latter during their training would have a disastrous effect on their future, would render of no avail to the training they had undergone, and would make it impossible to obtain a manitou or become proficient in “mystery” for a long time. It would also make them heaveyfooted, slow, and short-winded in after years”.
D. F., Growing Up Sexually.
Last revised: Sept 2004
 Teit, J. A. (1909) The Shuswap. Leiden: Brill. [Vol.II, part 7]