Narrative of the Captivity and Adventures of John Tanner


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The Omaha idea of adoption differs from ours. A member of the same gens or one who is a consanguinity cannot be adopted; he or she is received by a relation. . . . Adoption is called "ciegice," to take a person instead of one’s own child. This is done when the adopted person resembles the deceased child, grandchild, nephew, or niece, in one or more features. It takes place without any ceremony. An uncle by adoption has all the rights of a real uncle. For example, when Mr. La Flesche’s daughter Susette wished to go to the Indian Territory to accept a situation as teacher, and had gained the consent of her parents, Two-crows interposed, being her uncle by adoption, and forbade her departure.5

3Tanner, J.n/an/an/an/an/a, , 25–26.

4Ibid., 243–244.

5 Dorsey, J. O., "Omaha Sociology," Bur. Amer. Ethnol., Ann. Rep., 3: 265.

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Chicago: Narrative of the Captivity and Adventures of John Tanner in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. Thomas, William I. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937), Original Sources, accessed July 22, 2024, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=B16LKDGMTAJ2F9Q.

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