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chief

(Encyclopedia) chief or chieftain, political leader of a band, tribe, or confederation of tribes. At the simpler levels of social organization, the band or tribe usually lacks…

tribe

(Encyclopedia) tribe [Lat., tribus : the tripartite division of Romans into Latins, Sabines, and Etruscans], a social group bound by common ancestry and ties of consanguinity…

Natchez

(Encyclopedia) Natchez năch´ĭz [key], indigenous North American people who lived along St. Catherine's Creek east of the present-day city of Natchez in Mississippi. At the time of…

culture

(Encyclopedia) culture, in anthropology, the integrated system of socially acquired values, beliefs, and rules of conduct which delimit the range of accepted behaviors in any given…

Mound Builders

(Encyclopedia) Mound Builders, in North American archaeology, name given to those people who built mounds in a large area from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from the…

archaeology

(Encyclopedia) archaeology ärkēŏl´əjē [key] [Gr.,=study of beginnings], a branch of anthropology that seeks to document and explain continuity and change and similarities and…

Sierra Leone Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note Sierra Leone Index: People History Government and Political Conditions Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Sierra Leone Relations PEOPLE The indigenous…

Swaziland Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note Swaziland Index: People History Government and Political Conditions Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Swaziland Relations PEOPLEThe majority of the…

John Keats: Book II

by John Keats Book IBook IIIBook II Just at the self-same beat of Time's wide wings Hyperion slid into the rustled air, And Saturn gain'd with Thea that sad place Where Cybele and…

Chad Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note Chad Index: Geography People History Government and Political Conditions Defense Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Chad Relations GEOGRAPHYChad is a…