Native American Systems of Government

Illustration in John Smith, Generall Historie of Virginia ... (London: 1624), plate 13.

How were different groups of North American Indians organized into systems of governments and confederacies?

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This set of sources explores the many different ways that Native American groups organized themselves into social and political kinship structures that include clans, bands, tribes, nations, and confederacies.