A dusk or dawn photograph of Bryce Canyon National Park shows a purple- and peach-toned cloud-filled sky above the depths of the canyons, the heights of the legendary hoodoos, and the wilderness in between. The history of habitation in the area depicted offers some important lessons regarding the survival of the human species. While opposable thumbs enabled many human advancements, the history of effective teamwork in the canyons suggests that the ability to build a successful team might actually be what sets us apart.