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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 centralized authority and...

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 and affinity; a comm...

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 contact with the French ...

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 society. Cultural differenc...

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 Mississippi River to the Appal...

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 differences among h...

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 i…

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…

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 W…

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 GEOGRAPHYC…