matrilineal kin

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Noun1.matrilineal kin - one related on the mother's sidematrilineal kin - one related on the mother's side  
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
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As in the colonial period, the 'escape' so to speak, from the control of the matrilineal kin group leading to individualisation of rights comes through the rules for so-called self-acquired property.
Gardening obligations were attached to matrilineal kin; boys would garden for their mothers or aunts.
When people visit their matrilineal kin along this road, for instance for offering support or making a contribution to a marriage or mortuary feast, they say that they 'follow the road of the ancestors' or 'trace the footsteps of the ancestors'.
Traditional Cherokee family practices required extended matrilineal kin to care for children in the event of the mother's death, but the council deviated from this practice when it made either surviving parent the guardian of the children in the event of the other parent's death.
Implicitly Murdock corrects erroneous notions that confuse matrilineal kin structure, a fairly common tribal phenomenon, with the political myth of matriarchy.