Iroquois Kinship

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Iroquois Kinship

Iroquois Kinship


The Iroquois Confederacy was formed in 1570, the Iroquois people living in the United States, New York, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Iroquois long-term implementation of the matriarchal system, kinship determined by matrilineal, economic activity is also the mother as the center, and the status of women is relatively high (Fox, 1984).


The kinship system of Iroquois is descriptive and classificatory. Along with the differences in generation and gender, this kinship system also differentiates between the siblings of opposite sex parents. Parental siblings belonging from the same are considered to be blood relatives. Nonetheless, ...
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