Sentence Examples

  • This tribe may legally marry within the totem, but always avoids such unions.
  • These rites are common in North America, but are worked by members of gilds or societies, not by totem kins.
  • All belonged to the same totem or totemic class, and might be scattered throughout the tribe, though subject to the same marriage laws.
  • Among the Caribs a like social order prevailed; indeed, their family system is identical with the totem system of North American Indians.
  • The cult of the serpent is found in many parts of the Old World; it is also not unknown in America; in Australia, on the other hand, though many species of serpent are found, there does not appear to be any species of cult unless we include the Warramunga cult of the mythical Wollunqua totem animal, whom they seek to placate by rites.

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