In some societies, clans may have an official leader such as a chief, matriarch or patriarch; or such leadership role is performed by elders. In others, leadership positions may have to be achieved.
Generally these two words are used. Probably less commonly “coalition” is used. Also, if it’s of any help, the adjective form is confederative or confederal. So you may say a confederal/confederative tribal society or group.
A clan is a group of families or households claiming descent from a common ancestor.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the African Great Lakes region, the clan is a unit of social organisation. It is the oldest societal structure in the region, other than family and direct lineage. The structure is found in modern-day Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda.
A tribe is a political entity. A clan is socio-familistic. A tribe may have many clans. All the members of a clan believe they are related to each other even if they are unable to demonstrate the actual connection. A Clan is further divided into lineages where the relationship can actually be demonstrated.
In this page you can discover 40 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for clan, like: tribe, family, group, house, cult, society, class, kindred, flesh-and-blood, kin and clans.
They are known to us today as the Wendat (also known as Huron,) Neutral-Wenro, Erie, Laurentian (or St. Lawrence Iroquoian,) Susquehannock, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Tuscarora, Nottaway, and Cherokee.
The resulting confederacy, whose governing Great Council of 50 peace chiefs, or sachems (hodiyahnehsonh), still meets in a longhouse, is made up of six nations: the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming. Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California. Elk Valley Rancheria, California. Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada. Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California.
In general terms a tribe is a human social group which mainly live in a forested region and survive by hunting animals and by carrying out shifting cultivation. They have their own culture, religious beliefs and traditions which are completely different from mainstream practices.
Answer: The Ahoms were the tribal people who migrated to the Brahmputra valley from present-day Myanmar in the 13th century. They created a new state by suppressing the older political system of the bhuiyans i.e. landlords.
The Ahom state depended upon forced labour and those forced to work for the state were called ‘ Paiks ‘. Each village had to send a number of paiks by rotation. People from densely populated areas were shifted to less populated places, thus breaking up the Ahom clan.