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Chiefdom

In Sierra Leone, a political subdivision equivalent to a municipality.
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On the basis of the national estimates used for these analyses, stillbirths and deaths in children aged <5 years are underreported in Bombali Sebora chiefdom; use of all available sources is needed to improve death reporting in this chiefdom.
What this vignette underscores, however, is the centrality and complexity of raiding in Highveld politics; there was clearly a specific place or series of places for raiding in Moshoeshoe's chiefdom, and Posholi transgressed these while Moorosi stayed within their bounds, at least for a time.
The important earlier themes of patronage and the rejection of state formation theory are somewhat abandoned as Pfoh embraces the anthropological model of peer-polity relations, an argument usually related to the organization of chiefdoms and early state relations.
Tradition has it that the Qwabe and Zulu chiefdoms were born when two brothers feuded over their inheritance.
Instead, we must begin long before her birth with the forging of the paramount chiefdom led by her kinsman Powhatan in the late sixteenth century.
A chiefdom is "an autonomous political unit comprising a number of villages or communities under the permanent control of a paramount chief.
Based on archaeological data it is time to re-evaluate the stratified chiefdom of the Leeward Society Islands.
It thus became institutionalized in the social formation that MacIachlan and I called the avunculocal chiefdom (Keegan and MacIachlan 1989)" (p.
These conditions favored the emergence of a complex chiefdom-based social organization of the chiefdom type.
In 1640, Massachusetts legislators conceded that it was the colonists' responsibility to keep cattle from destroying Indians' corn, while in the Chesapeake it was less likely for colonists to even consider native grievances, especially after the subjugation of the Powhatan chiefdom in 1646.
He represents the community at chiefdom level ( Sierra Leone is split into hundreds of chiefdoms ( and is at the vanguard of mobilising the community after its return since the war and its accompanying terror.
Coosa, a late prehistoric chiefdom in northwest Georgia, provides the means of examining the model within a political system at several scales, namely that of the village, chiefdom, and paramount chiefdom.