KIOWA APACHE (North-American Natives)
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Before adolescence, children belonged to the Rabbit group (McAllister, 1937 ). In their dancing and feasting, there would be occasion for “horseplay and occasionally obscenity”. No formal training of children, and no social recognition of menarche. Sexual experience “undoubtedly” began earlier than marriage. Parents, brothers and other kin were to watch and chaperone the girl, but there were occasions to circumvent this “theoretical” organisation.
D. F., Growing Up Sexually.
Last revised: Sept 2004
 McAllister, J. G. (1955) Kiowa-Apache social organization, in Eggan, F. (Ed.) Social
Anthropology of North American Tribes. Second enlarged ed.