41Traditional_Society - I TRADITIONAL PATTERNS A Social...

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I. TRADITIONAL PATTERNS A. Social Structure 1. Patrilineal Clan Structure a. Named for totemic (dodain) ancestors (bear, deer, turtle, etc.) each with role in Ojibwa mythology. b. Unilineal descent: membership in clan passed through the males only. [diagram] c. Exogamous: marrying outside the clan. (a) DIAGRAM OF PATRILINEAL CROSS COUSINS 2. Marriage rules. a. Incest taboos against sexual relations within the clan or with parallel cousins. b. Cross-cousin marriage was a preferred pattern. c. Spouse relationships not based on emotion but on mutual rights and obligations, which became irrelevant in the economy of the new reserve. 3. Patrifocal Extended Families – Primary Social and Economic Unit (a) Clan designated family groups of 20 to 25 individuals consisting of patrilineally related males, their wives, unmarried females and children. (b) Eldest male leader b. Provided primary socialization among emotionally significant others. (a) Assigned rights and obligations (b) Taught values, skills and mores (moral values, codes of conduct). (c)
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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41Traditional_Society - I TRADITIONAL PATTERNS A Social...

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