How the Same Cousin Term is Applied

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Gen. II, 63 > Gen. II, 59 parallel cousin removed
Gen. III, 37 > Gen. III, 48 father’s sister’s son
Du’wi’} Du wi t iti} younger brother, parallel cousin of a male (?)
Gen. II, 8 > Gen. II, 12 younger brother
Gen. I, 42 > Gen. I, 44 younger half brother
Gen. III, 6 > Gen. III, 12 younger half brother (toitete)
Gen. I, 30>Gen. I, 42 father’s brother’s son
Gen. I, 34>Gen. I, 42 father’s brother’s son, actually older than Gen. I, 35
Gen. III, 24>Gen. III, 33 father’s brother’s son (toitete)
Gen. I, 59 > Gen. I, 61 parallel cousin removed
Gen. III, 48>Gen. III, 39 mother’s brother’s son (toitete)
kinit’iti }
kinot’si }
brother,parallel cousin of a female
Gen. II, 15 > Gen. II, 8, 11 brother
Gen. III, 14>Gen. III, 12 brother kinitete
Gen. III, 31 > Gen. III, 33 brother kinitete
Gen. I, 53 > Gen. I, 54 mother’s sister’s son
Gen. III, 31 > Gen. III, 24 father’s brother’s son (kinitete)
Gen. I, 21 > Gen. I, 10 parallel cousin
Gen. II, 64>Gen. II, 59 parallel cousin removed

iye’ older sister of a females’

Gen. I, 15 > Gen. I, 3 older sister
Gen. I, 28>Gen. I, 26 (iye’t’iti, little older sister) older sister
Gen. II, 36 > Gen. II, 35 (iye’t’iti) older sister
Gen. III, 35 > Gen. III, 31 (iyetete) older sister

t’a’hai” (dahai”), sister of a male, younger sister of a female, parallel cousin

Gen. I, 7 > Gen. I, 3 sister, m. sp.
Gen. II, 12 > Gen. II, 15 (dahai”t’iti, little sister) sister, m. sp.
Gen. II, 54 > Gen. II, 53, 55 (dahai”t’iti) sister, m. sp.
Gen. III, 12 > Gen. III, 14 (tdhaitete) sister, m. sp.
Gen. III, 33 > Gen. III, 31 (tahaitete) sister, m. sp.
Gen. III, 12 > Gen. III, 22 (sashidaii, (?) “little sister”) sister, 22 is the youngest girl in the family
Gen. I, 14 > Gen. I, 25 younger sister, w. sp.
Gen. III, 31 > Gen. III, 35 (tahaitete) younger sister, w. sp.
Gen. III, 24>Gen. III, 31 father’s brother’s daughter, m. sp. (tahaitete)

57 Cp. Mooney, 1097. Applied by woman Ghost dance singer to trance personage, Evening Star

Gen. I, 42 > Gen. I, 32 father’s sister’s daughter, m. sp.
Gen. I, 54>Gen. I, 53 mother’s sister’s daughter, m. sp
Gen. I, 7 > Gen. I, 21 parallel cousin
Gen. II, 59>Gen. II, 64 (dahai”t’iti) parallel cousin removed

.shahat’ cross-cousin (father’s sister’s children)

Gen. I, 42 > Gen. I, 26 father’s sister’s daughter
Gen. II, 15 > Gen. II, 6 father’s sister’s daughter
Gen. II, 30> Gen. II, 37 father’s sister’s daughter
Gen. I, 30 > Gen. I, 24 father’s sister’s son
Gen. I, 42 > Gen. I, 24 (shahat’iti) father’s sister’s son
Gen. I, 30, 32, 36 > Gen. II, 59 (shahat’iti) father’s sister’s daughter’s son. Gen. II, 30, 32 are actually older than Gen. II, 59. Here we would expect Gen. II, 59 to be called “little grandfather” since he is the son of one called shahat’; but see p. 13 n. 44.
Gen. I, 42 > Gen. I, 49 father’s parallel cousin’s daughter, actually younger than Gen. I, 42

hanin, child, junior reciprocal

Gen. I, 10 > Gen. I, 42 son
Gen. II, 15 > Gen. II, 37 daughter
Gen. II, 15 > Gen. II, 59 grandson
Gen. II, 17 > Gen. II, 59 step-grandson
Gen. I, 15 > Gen. I, 42 brother’s son, w. sp
Gen. III, 14>Gen. III, 37 brother’s son, w. sp. (hanintete)
Gen. III, 12 > Gen. III, 24 half brother’s son, m. sp.
Gen. III, 12 > Gen. III, 31 half brother’s daughter, m. sp.
Gen. II, 8 > Gen. II, 3 7 sister’s daughter, m. sp.
Gen. II, 8 > Gen. II, 59 sister’s daughter’s son, m. sp.
Gen. I, 24>Gen. I, 30 mother’s brother’s son
Gen. II, 37 > Gen. II, 30 mother’s brother’s son
Gen. II, 6 > Gen. II, 15 mother’s brother’s daughter
Gen. II, 23, 25 > Gen. II, 15 mother’s mother’s brother’s daughter
Gen. II, 45 > Gen. II, 59 parallel cousin removed
Gen. I, 49 > Gen. II, 42 mother’s parallel male cousin’s son
Gen. II, 59 > Gen. II, 30 mother’s mother’s brother’s son, actually older than Gen. II, 59
Gen. II, 59 > Gen. II, 32 mother’s mother’s brother’s daughter, actually older than Gen. II, 59
Gen. II, 59 > Gen. II, 36 mother’s mother’s brother’s daughter

This application with the two preceding illustrate how the same cousin term is applied to all in a given set of geschwister, irrespective of their ages in relation to the age of the speaker. Here all are called hanin, just as all call the speaker shahat’. Had the speaker geschwister, all of them, too, would be called shahat’.




MLA Source Citation:

Parsons, Elsie Clews. Notes on the Caddo, Memories of the American Anthropological Association. Supplement to American Anthropologist, Volume 43, No. 3, Part 2. 1921. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 19 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/how-the-same-cousin-term-is-applied.htm - Last updated on May 7th, 2013


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