Alice Four Horns-member of the war club society

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Alice Four Horns, on the porch of her house. She was one of the eight Dakota and Lakota women honored at a Kahtela (War Club Society) ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 reviving a tradition that had been kept hidden for generations. Kahtela women are mothers, grandmothers, and role models; Kahtela tradition hearkens back to the time when Plains Indians were a matriarchal society and it wasn't demeaning for a headman to go to his wife and ask for her opinion.  The Kathela women have the right not only to make decisions but to sign important tribal documents.
Alice Four Horns, on the porch of her house. She was one of the eight Dakota and Lakota women honored at a Kahtela (War Club Society) ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 reviving a tradition that had been kept hidden for generations. Kahtela women are mothers, grandmothers, and role models; Kahtela tradition hearkens back to the time when Plains Indians were a matriarchal society and it wasn't demeaning for a headman to go to his wife and ask for her opinion. The Kathela women have the...
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