Polygamy

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Was it strange to the Native Indians that a man had more than one wife?
No, it was common that a man had multiple wives
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Name 4 famous tribes
Apache, Sioux, Blackfeet, Cheyenne
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In what situation would the women be more superior towards the men?
When the tribes relied on crops, the women would work the land, plant seeds and make them grow.
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Why would in some cases the women would have more then one husband?
If she worked on the land she was considered more important so he would take her name and move in with her, sometimes with other husbands of hers.
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Why would some men have more then one wife?
In order to have more kids and because so many men died in battle that loads of women had to be care for.
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Apache, Sioux, Blackfeet, Cheyenne

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Name 4 famous tribes

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When the tribes relied on crops, the women would work the land, plant seeds and make them grow.

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Card 4

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If she worked on the land she was considered more important so he would take her name and move in with her, sometimes with other husbands of hers.

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Card 5

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In order to have more kids and because so many men died in battle that loads of women had to be care for.

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