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In this branch of the Dodson family aunt Glegg found a stronger nature than her own; a nature in which family feeling had lost the character of clanship by taking on a doubly deep dye of personal pride.
Center Places and Cherokee Towns covers the distinguishing characteristics of five major Cherokee town areas--the Lower, Middle, Out, Valley, and Overhill settlements, such as architecture, burials, landscapes, dialects, clanships, lineages, artwork, and cultural differences and similarities.
Manjit Singh, director of the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at Panjab University said: " Jats control power levers including land, politics and clanships ( khap s).