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14 Cards in this Set

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Northeastern Culture Area Groups
Mohawk and Mi'kmaq
Iroquoian Linguistic Family Group
Algonkian Linguistic Group
Differences between Mohawk and Mi'kmaq environment?
Mohawk along the bay and up to the St. Lawrence River
Mi'kmaq woodland and coast of St.Lawrence River; Lakes
Dwellings of Mi'kmaq
Birch-bark mat wigwams, mobile, birch canoe to carry household items, patrilocal extended families,
Dwelling of Mohawk
Longhouses, palisades, partitioned and matron owned, relocated every 10-20 years.
Economic Typology for Mohawk
Horticulturists, with a gender labor division with hunting: had communal V drives
Economic Typology for Mi'Kmaq
Foragers; seasonal, both woodlands(moose) and seas/lakes (fis), communal ownership,
Political Typology for Mohawk
3 clans bears,turtles, wolf elder/younger moieties. Mourning Wars and Beaver War
Political Typology for Mi'Kmaq
Egalitarian, loose bands, tribal chiefs were sagamores (control over small territories) divided into 3 organizations: band, territory, confederacy
Mohawk Kinship
Matrilineal, matrilocal, totem clan moiety, gift exchange between mother and daughter-in law
Mi'kmaq Kinship
Bilateral with patrilocal organization, bride service of 2 years
Religious Mohawk
Natural and Personified Pantheon, 3 sisters, sky woman, sapling and flint,
Religous Mi'kmaq
Natural and Personified Pantheon, taboos, disease theories