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Excerpt from The Book of Indians Here are a few things to keep in mind while reading this book: In most tribes the Indian child did not take a father's clan as we take the name of a father, but was classed as the mother's child. A father re mained adviser to his son or daughter, but generally he did not have a great deal to do with their daily lives. The mother's brother became friend, teacher, and all-around big brother. Love of battle was characteristic of most Indians. To them the battle ground proved manhood and ...