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ERIC Number: EJ347929
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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Political Organization in Tribal Societies: A Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Colson, Elizabeth
American Indian Quarterly, v10 n1 p5-19 Win 1986
Demonstrates why terms like "tribe" cannot be transferred from ethnographic descriptions to political history. Critiques her work with Central African tribes, comparing African and American Indian societies to show that what looks like a tribal entity is usually a political polity with its own history of growth and decline. (LFL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Historical Materials
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Africa; Africans; Political History; United States