Can you cite an example of ascribed power?
Have you had experiences with organizations that have achieved power?
Have you had experiences with organizations that you would describe as being egalitarian?
What do you think about when you hear of a society being described as a tribe? What stereotypes are associated with tribal societies?
Why do you think hierarchical indigenous American societies whose leaders have ascribed power are not typically referred to as kingdoms?
How could ridicule or ostracizing work to promote socially recognized good or appropriate behavior by individuals? Can you give any examples?
I have heard it said that indigenous American societies lost their battles with U.S., British, and Canadian military forces and should accept their defeat and not insist on political sovereignty. Japan and Germany also lost battles to U. S., British, and Canadian military forces and yet they remain sovereign political entities. Why the difference?
Do you know of any American or Canadian organizations that function like the socio-political organizations of the Zuni?