The War Women

There was an Ani-Gitlugvhita, also called Ani-Gilahi, "Long Hair Society, or War Women," in evry town.  These War Women could join a war party if they so wished.  A young war woman would go to war with the same articles of clothing as the men, front apron, moccasins, put on war paint, and carry her favorite weapon.  The only way to distinguish a War Woman at a distance was by her hair which grew full and long.
  Women who had so much power in the tribe were denied some rights.  A woman, no matter her position or titles, could be an adawehi, a War Chief, Peace Chief, or the Ugu.

[First Town is Formed]  [Building the Mound and Sacred Fire]  [Forming Clans]  [Family Dwellings]  [Fields]
[Tribal Government]  [Leaders]  [Red and White Organizations]  [The War Women]  [Warriorship and War Titles]
[Diplomacy]  [Immunity of Ambassadors]  [Marriage and Divorce]  [Tobacco Pipes]  [The Ceremonial War Hatchet]
[Take Up The Hatchet]  [Bury The Hatchet]  [Traders and Merchants]  [Craftsmen and Industrial Arts]  [Games]
[Taboo]  [Burial]  [Book Main]