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Houses and House-Life of the American Aborigines

By Morgan, Lewis H.

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Title: Houses and House-Life of the American Aborigines  
Author: Morgan, Lewis H.
Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Preface: The following work substantially formed the Fifth Part of the original manuscript of ?Ancient Society,? under the title ?Growth of the Idea of House Architecture.? As the manuscript exceeded the limits of a single volume, this portion (Part V) wa

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TABLE OF CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. SOCIAL AND GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION. The Gens: organized upon kin; rights, privileges, and obligations of its members--The Phratry: its character and functions--The Tribe: its composition and attributes--The Confederacy of Tribes: its nature, character and functions. CHAPTER II. THE LAW OF HOSPITALITY AND ITS GENERAL PRACTICE. Indian tribes in three dissimilar conditions--Savage tribes-- Partially horticultural tribes--Village Indians--Usages and customs affecting their house life--The law of hospitality practiced by the Iroquois; by the Algonkin tribes of lower Virginia; by the Delawares and Munsees; by the tribes of the Missouri, of the Valley of the Columbia; by the Dakota tribes of the Mississippi, by the Algonkin tribes of Wisconsin; by the Cherokees, Choctaws, and Creeks; by the Village Indians of New Mexico, of Mexico, of Central America; by the tribes of Venezuela; by the Peruvians--Universality of the usage--It implies communism in living in large households.


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