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Skaru:re Culture


Clans

Seven clans exist within the Tuscarora nation:

Bear, Wolf, Turtle, Beaver, Deer, Eel, Snipe

Each clan has its own clan mother and clan chief, responsible for representing the clan in the great council.

Oral history also tells us of a separate clan that came about called the WHITE BEAR clan, which began with an English girl child who was brought into the tribe and raised. She took a Skaru:re husband and started a family from which this new clan was formed.


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