The Kinship System of the Iroquois Culture October 10, 2011 The Kinship System of the Iroquois Culture The Iroquois is a Native American tribe of New York. They were referred to as people of the long house, which means that families should live together in a long house. "The Iroquois were involved in many extratribal conflicts". . "(Nowak and Laird, 2010) Women had an equal share of responsibility as men, even though men were warriors and traders; it was all done under the contribution of women as well.
Doing the Iroquois kinship I learned a lot about them that I didn’t know. When it comes to kinship the women in the Iroquois determine the kinship. When they get married the groom moves into the brides longhouse. The kids they have become part of her family or clan as they call it. Louis Morgan wrote a book called Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family.
Under this, the remaining land was made available to settlers and orphans under the age of eighteen and other single people less than eighteen received 40 acres. Moreover, under this act, heads of families and single people over eighteen years were given allotments of 160 acres. The reason for doing this was to protect the native Indians from getting swindled. Another answer to what was the purpose of the Dawes Act is that this act aimed at a gendered training, involving farming and agriculture for men and homemaking for Indian women. All this was also an apparent attempt to civilize the Native Americans.
The women help them with the farming and with the farming they feed themselves and most don’t depend on anything else other than what they grow on their lands. The other aspects that will be spoken in this research paper will be about the Amish Kinships, Their beliefs and Values and how they treat sickness and healings. We are different and do things in other ways that others don’t. The Amish beliefs hold much in common with the Mennonites, from whom they originated. “Many Amish beliefs and customs come from the Ordnung, a set of oral rules for living handed down from generation to generation (Donnermeyer, J, & Friedrich, L., 2006)."
Clark - 1 Native American Sovereignty James R. Clark For literally thousands of years Indian tribes lived as sovereign nations and enjoyed all of the benefits of a people who controlled their own destinies. According to K. Kickingbird, L. Kickingbird, C. Chibitty and C. Berkey, all from the Institute for the Development of American Indian Law, these sovereign rights include: “1. The power to make and enforce laws, 2. The power to define and regulate the use of its territory, 3. The power to determine membership or citizenship, 4.
They are a perfect example of a matrilineal society, wherein decedents are traced through the women rather than the men. The descendents of men are their sister’s children. There is a Biblical similarity within the culture of the Iroquois as far as the
With the traditions that the Amish have living in a rural area, using buggies and horses for transpiration and they do their own farming, marry in the same group. They dress the same way in the seventeenth century like the Europeans did. The Amish is also secure for the traditions that are from the outside world and their relationship with the neighbors is being judgmental. With the first migration in 1727 and 1790 there were about five hundred Amish that had settled in the Pennsylvania area. The next migration that took place was in 1815 and 1865 and about three thousand Amish immigrated to the Ohio area, New York, Indiana and then to Illinois.
In sociological terms, the traditional definition of a ‘Family’ is; a fundamental social group in society typically consisting of two married parents and their children. Although in modern times, there are many accepted variations of families and social groups within the household. I shall be focusing on two traditional families well-known within society: the currently reigning, British royal family and the Simpson’s; a televised, fictional cartoon family. By means of comparison, I will analyse both family groups through a sociologist’s perspective and evaluate my findings accordingly. The British royals are a government-funded extended family.
Although kin groups were separated, the lack of physical space promoted sharing and the Iroquois were not phased by the lack of privacy. The text continues to explain how Iroquois society determined social responsibilities by gender, contributing to a heavy female dominance. Since the men were out fishing, traveling, or at war, women assumed
Men and women were equal and therefore they were allowed religious expression. The society they lived in was called the Egalitarian Bands. The Neolithic Farmers society was based on weather and religion as well. It was a transition from hunter and gathers to nomads to a town settlement gave them a population increased, sedentary, Agriculture based. Their social society was stratified farming towns.