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Mescalero Apache band organization and leadership

Southwestern journal of anthropology26 • Published In 1970 • Pages: 87-106

By: Basehart, Harry W..

Abstract
This source is an historical reconstruction of Mescalero band organization and leadership during the mid-nineteenth century. The author's orientation is functional and he concludes that 'The institution of leadership preserved the options of the individual at the same time that it fostered the processes that maintained a structure of autonomous political segments' (p. 104).
Subjects
Community structure
Community heads
Settlement patterns
External relations
culture
Mescalero Apache
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
North America
Sub Region
Southwest and Basin
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Ethnologist-4,5
Analyst
Marlene Martin ; 1979-1980
Coverage Date
1849-1861
Coverage Place
southwestern United States and northern Mexico
Notes
Harry W. Basehart
Includes bibliographical references (p. 104-106)
LCCN
47005758
LCSH
Mescalero Indians