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chieftain

the head or leader of a tribe or clan
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I felt that since nhimbe (mukote in the local dialect) was based on the lives and experiences of a people, there would be no significant differences between data from different villages of the chieftainship.
CLASTRES'S MODEL OF CHIEFTAINSHIP AND THE TRANSCENDENTALISATION OF THE STATE
In 2013 Southern was made an honourary member of the Tsuut'ina Nation, bestowed honourary Chieftainship and given the name 'Sorrel Horse'.
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Local Government, Chieftainship and Parliamentarian Affairs
La chefferie amerindienne dans l'anthropologie politique [Amerindian chieftainship in political anthropology].
The fire that devastated the Red Crow College will delay the opening of an exhibit that focused on the Kainai Chieftainship and recently found a permanent home at the college after spending time at the Galt Museum in Lethbridge.
Some Tuscarora remained in North Carolina, nominally under chieftainship of Tom Blount in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Most of the leadership of independence movements was drawn from educated elites that did not aim to strengthen chieftainship systems but take over the nascent state structures implemented by the colonisers.
1915, <<The Chieftainship and the Sister's Son in the Pacific>>, American Anthropologist, 17, 4: 631-646.
Several scholars have also pointed to the potential tension in the Constitution in which the Bill of Rights (chapter 2) on the one hand preserves gender equality, but simultaneously guarantees the protection of chieftainship and respect for traditional authority (chapter 12).
The sultans in later years practiced a kingship far different from tribal chieftainship or prophetic governance, although in the early modem period they gained back a little of the religious aura the caliphs had claimed.