Cheyenne - Kinship



Kin Groups and Descent. Descent was bilateral. Although clans probably existed when the Cheyenne resided in sedentary earthlodge villages during the 1700s, clans no longer existed after they became equestrian nomads.

Kinship Terminology. Prior to the alteration of the Kinship system during the reservation period, terminology followed the Hawaiian system, emphasizing horizontal classification along generational levels.


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