Aberle, David Friend, 1918-. Navajo coresidential kin groups and lineages

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Title: Navajo coresidential kin groups and lineages

Published in: Journal of anthropological research -- Vol. 37

Published By: Journal of anthropological research -- Vol. 37 Albuquerque, N.M.: University of New Mexico, 1981. 1-7 p.

By line: By David F. Aberle

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Navajo (NT13)

Subjects: Lineages (613); Extended families (596); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Real property (423); Acquisition and relinquishment of property (425); Reviews and critiques (114); Sociocultural trends (178);

Abstract: In this article, Aberle attempts to make more comprehensible the 'amorphous character of Navajo kinship organization' (p. 1). In particular he describes the 'coresidential kin group' or CKG. The CKG is made up of a portion of a matrilineage and its function is to defend its territory and to manage land use.

Document Number: 247

Document ID: nt13-247

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1949-1980

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Marlene Martin ; 1986

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Navajo Reservation, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, United States

LCSH: Navajo Indians


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