Comment: For many tribes the women WERE the chiefs!

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For many tribes the women WERE the chiefs!

I think it was the Spanish who went around anf killed the women chiefs and placed men in that role.
And, in some tribes, the elder woman's council had the last word as to if the tribe went to war - the women decided if it was worth it losing their young men. Too bad we didn't adopt those customs.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison