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Ottawa Tribe

Ottawa Indians, Ottawa First Nation, Ottawa Nation, Ottawa People (from ǎdāwe, ‘to trade’, `to buy and sell,’ a term common to the Cree, Algonkin, Nipissing, Montagnais, Ottawa, and Chippewa, and applied to the Ottawa because in early traditional times and also during the historic period they were noted among their neighbors as intertribal traders and …

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Indian Slavery and Slaves

It may be doubted whether slavery, though so widespread as to have been almost universal, existed anywhere among very primitive peoples, since society must reach a certain state of organization before it can find lodgment (see Social organization). It appears, however, among peoples whose status is far below that of civilization. Among the Eskimo, slavery …

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Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico

The scope of the Handbook is as comprehensive as its function necessitates. It treats of all the tribes north of Mexico, including the Eskimo, and those tribes south of the boundary more or less affiliated with those in the United States. It has been the aim to give a brief description of every linguistic stock, confederacy, tribe, subtribe or tribal division, and settlement known to history or even to tradition, as well as the origin; and derivation of every name treated, whenever such is known, and to record under each every form of the name and every other appellation that could be learned. For AccessGenealogy, this is the basis of our tribal descriptions from which we’ve grown the Native American section of our site. We simply believe it to be indispensable to the Native American researcher.

Indian Social Organization

North American tribes contained Subdivisions of a geographic or consanguineal character. Social and governmental classes or bodies, especially chiefs and councils, with particular powers and privileges. Fraternities of a religious or semi-religious character, the last of which are especially treated under ”secret societies. Tribes may be divided broadly into those in which the organization was …

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Indian Kinship

The foundation of social organization, and hence of government, the tangible form of social organization, was originally the bond of real and, legal blood kinship. The recognition and perpetuation of the ties of blood kinship were the first important steps in the permanent social organization of society. Among the North American Indians kinship is primarily …

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Native American Federally Recognized Tribes

Alabama Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama Arizona Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation Cocopah Tribe Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Community of the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation Hopi …

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Reorganization of the Judicial System after the Creation of Oregon Territory

Judge William Strong arrived by water in August, 1850, and Judge Nelson in April, 1851. On the same ship with Strong came General Edward Hamilton, territorial secretary, who subsequently took up his residence at Portland and became an active member of the bar there. He was associated for some years with Benjamin Stark, under the …

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Oregon Indian Tribes

The history of the Oregon Indians was similar to that of the Indians of Washington. The coast tribes seem to have been affected little or not at all by the settlements of the Spaniards in California, and those of the interior were influenced only in slightly greater measure by them through the introduction of the …

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