I was just reading something yesterday about how the founders based a lot of the ideas for the new United States of America on the Iroquois culture, although they forgot the part about letting women have any power. 🙄
“Another historical reference point, one that directly and significantly influenced both the framers of the American Constitution and, subsequently, American advocates of women’s suffrage, was the Iroquois Confederation (Weatherford 1988). In this matrilineally based tribal “nation,” women had quite a high status, sharing in the substantial degree of political and economic equality that prevailed among adults (Morgan 1877).”
Boehm, Christopher (1999–11–30T22:58:59). Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior . Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.