Federica Daley Chapter 4 Summary

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In Chapter four Federica Daley describes how Native American women played a prominent role in traditional tribes. Daley recounts that tribes “were matrilineal” society, which places their importance on women and motherhood. Many women were consider the backbone of the tribes and had lead position in the tribes such as Gia. A Gia “ is person who guides, advises, cares, and universally loves and encompasses all”. It wasn’t until westerner’s settlers invaded the land and push the patriarchy system that structures roles started to change. The invaders want “remove Indian women from every society position of authority. The settlers also rarely mention the prominent roles that women had in the tribes in their “personal journals and narratives”
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