Re: matriarchies - a recap?

thomas w kavanagh (tkavanag@INDIANA.EDU)
Wed, 1 May 1996 14:03:40 -0500

On Wed, 1 May 1996, Adrienne Dearmas wrote:

> I remember there being a heated debate months back about the existence of
> matriarchies. I dropped off the thread because of Ruby's feminist darts, and
> as a result, missed the conclusion. Tom K., I think you were in on it -
> anyone care to recap for a discussion I'm having on another list? TIA.
> - Adrienne

Oh, why bring up such painful memories. :-(

The thread I participated in was not about matriarchies per se, but was
about (1) whether the Hodenausaunee could be considered "egalitarian" as
that term is specifically used in anthropology; and (2) the historical
role of Hodenausaunee women in influencing some of the 19th century

There was no conclusion.