ETHNONYMS: Is-te Semihn-ole, Ya-tkitisci, Istica-ti, Simano-li


Kin Groups and Descent. The Seminole arose from tribes of the Southeastern matrilineal complex and maintained matriclans during their flight into Florida. The clans were rigidly exogamous until after World War II, and even now, all know their clan membership.

See also Seminole of Oklahoma


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