Hi - thanks for your reply. I hardly ever check this site as I am too busy reading!!!!"Guns, Germs and Steel" is a great book. I've been spending time with some Anishnaabe elders learning some oral history regarding clans over the past year and am also getting a lot out of that. I've also been doing a lot of reading on de-colonization. So time marches on, and while there isn't a lot on clans out there that makes much sense, I think I'm learning some things. Whether or not I can put it together in a meaningful way remains to be seen.
Daniel Quinn - Beyond Civilization.