Growing Up Sexually



Chiricahua [Eastern] Apache: 3-,3,4,4+,3,4;1,1;B?;A)

KIOWA APACHE (North-American Natives)


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See also: North-America Non-Natives




Before adolescence, children belonged to the Rabbit group (McAllister, 1937 [1955][1][130]). In their dancing and feasting, there would be occasion for “horseplay and occasionally obscenity”. No formal training of children, and no social recognition of menarche. Sexual experience “undoubtedly” began earlier than marriage. Parents, brothers and other kin were to watch and chaperone the girl, but there were occasions to circumvent this “theoretical” organisation.















Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Sept 2004


[1][130] McAllister, J. G. (1955) Kiowa-Apache social organization, in Eggan, F. (Ed.) Social Anthropology of North American Tribes. Second enlarged ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p99-169