Fox Indian Social Organization

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The Fox social organization is rigid and is based on gentes with marriage outside of the gens. The gens and, with some exceptions, the name, followed the father. The Fox gentes are:

Big Lynx


Bear Potato

The mythology of the Foxes is rich. Beast fable prevails. The deities are many and some have clear definite character. The principal deity is Wisa`käa, the culture hero. His brother is Kiyapa`täa, or Chǐpayaboswa, who presides over the spirit world at the setting of the sun.

MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. Web. 30 January 2015. - Last updated on Oct 14th, 2013


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