Terminology

Slave – A captive who is owned as property. A freed slave is second class. A slave’s children are also slaves.

Thrall – A captive who is indebted to the capturer. A freed Thrall is a freedman. Thralls can marry into the Clan and a Thralls children are born into the Clan.

Band – Small kinship group. Made up of couple hundred individuals at most.

Clan – Larger kinship group. Made up of many bands.

Tribe – Largest organizational group. Made up of many clans.

Terminology

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