Iroquois Indian Women
Indian Squaw CHICAii. The mrnln woman, proicrsaslna; toward frosrtom and dominance, may jel lirroms a first - class squaw. Rut a squaw imnni the Iroquois Indiana was a more powerful r - r - snnaa - a than mort of Ihe r manrlpat - d wrttntu of toiluy. The plulurn of Ihe Indian woman brarlnK hrr hu - hand's burdana and tilling tho corn flrlda while lie smokrd In the shade may he put away on tin1 aht'u aIook with j - atenlay's fcernsrno lumps, 8quaw la a word of illanlflrd rank. Hurh am the thouKhta siiKKeatrd by Dr. Fay Cooper I'ulr. aaaoclaip professor of anthropology at tha Inlvrralty of ChlrBuo. aftor vludlfa of matrlari'hal or matrrnal a;ovrrn - mrnt amona the Menanckahnua of Aumatra and the Iroquois of North . Amm - lon. The squaw very often was the power hrhlnd the law am, ourdliiK to Dr. Cole. I'awaa of VIe. "Cmlrr a matriarchal aystrm the huahanrta have no properly rlahts. no rlahte In their children and oftrn are political pawns of the wlvra," he aaya. The syatem usually uc. companlea n. vary hlah lyp of advancement advancement In culture. The Menana - kabaua ara by no meana a primitive people. The Iroquois In Amerlra were among the least primitive Indians. Indians. . 'flie irhole political system waa hulll upon Ihe family, and woman waa tho controlling element In the family Usually It was the older or head woman. Several families made up the rlan. Kof clan leaderahlp a man waa aelected, hut the head woman figured prominently In the .election. .election. In most caeea either the bro. th'i or eldest son of the head worn - an' of the moat arlalorrallc family family was chosen., Woman had auf - fra rlhls equal with those of th imen. About the same tactics were used In .elertln tribal chlsfa. Cmld Recall CKIef. Not only did ths head woman nf th. trlba have a check on the chiefs aettvitlea by controlling his election, election, but she also saercised the power of veto and recall. In addition addition to ths elected leaders, there w.r. certain "Pine Three Chiefs." who became such by vlrture of their wisdom. Several such lit k Ii honors went to woman. Iroquois tribal law esaotad a hlgh.r price for tha In. Jurlna; of woman than of a man. To reach a position In modern so - Ciety equal tC that at saw fcoauola Less Shackled Than Modern Woman, Says Professor . "v" Jul, ".' - - T ' 1Vi Sir h y gL . if - , i wM9 WW PH. FAY COfd'KK COI.K r'HiNII - 'lKf) HANK. TA'IIO H aqitawa. the emancipated monrn . woman would liaxe to: I Control, the national committees of the major P'llltlrul partita.' (lo beyond the proixiscn "equal rlirhs" amendment und Imprae civil rlKhta exclualve to thenifelvea and superior to men's. Retain their maiden nam. after AYR "Bgi - 'AW" I A WflRlJ OK marrlaite alio transmit It to tnrlr hlld ten. Uhlaln the il, - MC, nt of pr"porly IhroulL d.i"i;hi rs In picft - iriicc m ona. Arrange marrlnut.i without consulting consulting hualmnd or chllilirn. tlo to the office daily and earn a living for tt tluuu - aikalcd. uials.