They form matriarchal social groups, sleep in communal nests, and maintain close family bonds into adulthood. Science has helped shed light on the depths of the remarkable cognitive abilities of pigs, and fosters a greater appreciation for these often maligned and misunderstood animals.
Theirs was a matriarchal society, with land being handed down through the women of the tribe. They were a highly spiritual people with ceremonies and customs that maintained a balance in all things. They called themselves the Ani-Yvwiya, the “Real People,” or the “Principal People.”