Family and succession

Family and succession

First settlers of the island of Santo Domingo


Housing and pottery

Social stratification

Political Division

Family and succession

Religion, myths and rites


Common people were monogamous.  On the other hand, polygamy reigned among the caciques and nitaínos.  The children (on average, three to five) were educated by their parents and the elders of the clan.  The family clan was exogamous.  The succession line went from fathers to eldest child, and lacking one of these, the line passed to the eldest son or daughter of the sister of the dead.




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