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Re: Brothers in law

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Thursday, May 4, 2006, 20:09
On Thu, 04 May 2006 13:47:54 -0400, Michael Adams
<michael.adams1@...> wrote:

> Sort of the reverse is the Mormon custom of a man marrying his > brother wife, when the brother died. Not always a marriage, but > more like a "she is under my protection, and so are her kids, > since she is my brother widow and they are my kin"..
Not just Mormon, but Comanche, and IIRC Cherokee. It may well be a pattern common to many Native Americans, but I have no idea. Paul


Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>