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Pueblos : Social organisation - klaner, könsroller m m


SOCIAL STATUS OF PUEBLO WOMEN.-The social corner-stone (of the Pueblos) is not the family, but the clan. Husband and wife must belong to different gentes, and the children follow the clan of the mother. The Pueblo has never used his wife as a pack-beast. He is not hen-pecked, but just, and even finds no shame in "toting" the baby upon his back all day when he has no more essential duty. The spheres of the sexes are clearly defined, but manfully. The woman is complete owner of the house and all it contains save his personal trinkets; and she has no other work to do than housework, at which she is no sloven. Should her husband ill-treat her, she could per- manently evict him from home, and could be upheld in so doing. The man tills the fields, and they are his; but after the crops are housed she has an equal voice in their disposition. The live stock is, of course, his; but he will seldom sell an animal without con- sulting his wife. The family relations are very beautiful. Conjugal fidelity is as general as with us. The Pueblo was a prehistoric monogam, and punished unfaithfulness with death; and it is doubt- ful if any American community can show a less percentag of loose women.
C F Lummis in september Scribner. 
Notis i artikeln nedan, sista sidan (326)

Bandelier, Adolf F.
The "Montezuma" of the Pueblo Indians / by Adolf F Bandelier. - 9 s.
= Sid.319-326 i: American Anthroplogist ; 1892:5.  JStor

Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956
Pueblo Indian clans / by Frederick Webb Hodge. - Washington : Judd & Deetweiler, 1896. - 32 s.  Även JStor pdf
  Orig: American Anthroplogist 1896:9  S.345-352.

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