Definition of Federation of tribes
1. Noun. A federation (as of American Indians).
Generic synonyms: Nation
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Member holonyms: Maya, Mayan, Nahuatl, Olmec
Derivative terms: Tribal
Lexicographical Neighbors of Federation Of Tribes
Literary usage of Federation of tribes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Madagascar: An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Island and Its by Samuel Pasfield Oliver (1886)
"Civil government—Modified despotism—Succession by nomination—Federation of tribes—Kabary— Military precedence— Royal clans and caste ..."
2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"During the Revolution the Mohawks and some others of the tribes belonging to the " Long House " (a federation of tribes) abandoned their possessions under a ..."
3. Selected Writings of Isaac M. Wise: With a Biography by Isaac Mayer Wise, Hebrew Union College Alumni Association (1900)
"... the tribe is a federation of family groups, governed by a Nasi and the heads of the families; the state is a federation of tribes governed by the ..."
4. The Elements of Sociology: A Text-book for Colleges and Schools by Franklin Henry Giddings (1907)
"The federation of tribes, or of states, is effected by the social mind under the pressure of external necessities, especially those of defence and ..."
5. Problems of American Democracy: Political, Economic, Social by Henry Reed Burch, Samuel Howard Patterson (1922)
"The Iroquois Indians, by a federation of tribes, were beginning to develop a nation when the white man appeared. The chief purpose of tribal organization is ..."
6. Early English Administration of Bihar, 1781-1785 by J. Reginald Hand (1894)
"The head of a family became the head of the clan; the federation of clans necessitated a tribal chief; the federation of tribes gave rise to territorial ..."