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Kinship Systems

Applying
Relational Law

Kinship Systems

Family
Responsibilities

Respect

 Relationships

Kinship Group

Understandings of Relations

Tsu'u Tina Kinship System

Kinship Terms

Redress
and Judgement

Conclusions

Sources

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"According to Lakota kinship system, the father and all his brothers are called até (father) and the mother and all her sisters are called iná (mother). The people called tuwín or aunt under this system were the father’s sisters and the people called leksí (uncles) were the mother’s brothers. These were no mere courtesy titles such as the practice of calling an older person ‘uncle’ or ‘aunt’ in the non-indian world. The child’s father’s brothers were ‘real; fathers having all the rights and responsibilities the biological father had. The same was true for the mother’s sisters. Thus, in case of the death of the biological father and mother, the child had other parents who were parents all along, and the void created by the death of both parents was less traumatic that it might have been" (Bunge 93).


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Interviewer - Earle Waugh, PhD.

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