NOOTKA (North-American Natives)
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“As for chiefs, it is not uncommon for them to purchase wives but eight or ten years old. While purchase is made at such early age, the young brides remain under parental care until they are sixteen years old or thereabouts” (Koppert, 1930:p49-50).
D. F., Growing Up Sexually.
Last revised: Sept 2004
 Koppert, V.A. (1930) The Nootka family, Anthropol Quart 3,1/4:49-55