OMAHA (North-American Natives)


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See also: North-America Non-Natives




Mead (1932:p189-91)[1][141] relates that traditionally girls were instructed by grandmothers. Rated “essentially puritanical”, young girls were “bred to modesty and fear, and chaperoned on all occasions” (cf. p120-1). There are few remarks on childhood, except that “[h]omosexual sex play among children is reported and this may partly account for the lack of frigidity in adult women”. Also, “[b]ecause of the fear of homosexuality, the older girls are discouraged from showing too much personal interest in the younger ones” (p119).













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][141] Mead, M. (1932) The Changing Culture of an Indian Tribe. New York: AMS Press