I have a daughter, who is white , that is with a Navajo man .
When I ask of their intention's regarding marriage he is somewhat ambiguous and says that marriage is not a very formal thing and that it is more of an agreement , inferring that it is a very loose relationship .
By far the most common form of polygyny was sororal.
Residence for newly married couples was ideally uxorilocal, but there were many departures from this practice when economic circumstances made another arrangement preferable.
Thanking you in advance , Bill Mowery/ Father Traditionally, a navajo man marrying a white women is acceptable in Navajo culture.
As far as Navajo women are concerned its a higher standard because of the matriarchal blood line. As far as what I've heard an Elder say about divorce is that back then divorce was handled simply by packing up and moving out.
Hello Lynne, The customs of different Native Cultures are all different.
As far as death customs with the Apache, the name of the deceased person shouldn't be used, as they believe this summons the dead person.
I am not an anthropologist and my occupation does not make it possible to spend many years studying. For example, I know from travelling that in parts of Thailand it is not allowed to touch anyone on the head, even a child.Individuals have considerable freedom in disposal of these, although it is always expected that a woman will leave most of her personal property to her daughters and that a man will leave much of his property to his sister's children. Children were and are raised permissively, and there is a marked respect for the personal integrity even of very young children.The main sanctioning punishments are shaming and ridicule.I am interested in learning good manners as they apply to different nations and passing on the information to my coworkers.I am thinking that someone may have studied cultural manners, traditions and differences in the nation's of the Southwest.I have not found a culture world wide where these are not sensitive times.