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A Matrilineal Society: The Mohawks

[Cultural Anthropology, Nancy Bonvillian
Pearson Education, Inc., 2006]


The Mohawks were, and are, one of the member nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. Organized on kinship principles of lineage, clan, and moiety (Bonvillain, 2001:69-70), Mohawk descent is reckoned matrilineally so that children belong to the lineag...

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