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Woodworth, after hours of rambling comment, let fall an idea which struck me as an excellent thread upon which to string developmental observations on children. - that was to consider at what points a child's cultural environment impinged sufficiently upon its consciousness to make it an Indian (culturally) as compared with an American. Of course there would be a whole series. The adoption of gesture, attitude, posture, habits related to the simplest functions of the body - speech. The most obvious -- and then more complex points like the comprehension of matrilineal organization as compared with the comprehension of a fostering family group. It is a dramatic way of looking at the matter, don't you think?