The Girls' Puberty Rite Of The Mohave.


The Mohave girls' puberty rite is on the whole relatively unimportant and unimpressive, according to the author. Many of its elements such as the use of a scratching stick and the salt and cold water taboo are widespread in North American Indian traits. Many similarities in function and procedure exist between the Mohave girls' adolescent rite and those of other river Yuman tribes, although the Mohave rite is somewhat simpler. Bibliography.

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