From matriarchy to patriarchy

From matriarchy to patriarchy - Matriarchy: A society in...

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Matriarchy: A society in which women hold most of the power; Women owned property and food they produced; Helped to choose the male leaders; joined equally with men in governing  processes; Children born into mother’s clan;  Children educated by mother’s brothers (males) sisters (females) and  grandmothers. Children learn language, culture, history and customs. Matrilocal: Man moved to woman’s home after marriage. Women had the right to end an unhappy marriage by putting the man and his  belongings out.  Matrilineal: Property descended through the line of the mother to her female relatives. Matriarchy mostly present where women produce most of the food. In traditional patriarchy men produced most of food. Most Native American  societies were matriarchal.  With European intrusion into Native American societies came European  ideas of property ownership and male dominance. This is the kind of 
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patriarchy described here. European manipulation leads to disempowering  of women. This takeover plus changes in government instigated by 
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