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Tyee?[edit]

I came here looking for the fish (type of salmon), this seems like a very odd re-direct. Shouldn't there be a disambig page at the least?


An oba is a king not a chief. Historically Obas ruled over city states or in the case of the Obas like the Aalifin of Oyo empires and kingdoms. The societies that the Obas ruled over were not tribal they're societies are far beyond that state of development and has been for the past thousand years. I deleted them from your list. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.22.189.222 (talk) 05:11, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Different kinds of Tribal Governments[edit]

I know that Tribal Government is an official form of government in the U.S [1], but do you know of any others? --134.241.123.129 00:06, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

== Digression? ==yo mamma

Named Tribal chief, the article should be about tribal chiefs as a rank or title only, not generally about tribe organization, composition, economy, cultural differences and so on, that's what I think. Flag of Bulgaria.svg → Тодор Божинов / Todor Bozhinov → Talk 22:16, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

I think this should be a historical analysis of tribal chiefs, not just in the Americas, but in Africa , Polynesia, and other places. I think there should a main photo of a notable chief in the beginning, but I'm not sure which.. --Revolución (talk) 23:07, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
Todor above is right: although the article is called "tribal chief", it is currently an article about "tribal government." Eventually this may wind up being a longer version of the article tribe, unless some focus is brought to the article. --Kevin Myers | (complaint dept.) 06:39, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

Luck = medicine = power[edit]

The Chieftain stub notes that Germanic chieftains had luck which seems to correspond with the Native American concept of medicine or power objects. Are there any other tribes who also had power objects? (Stones, feathers, etc.) --Ancheta Wis 04:44, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

The wearing of feathers (as adornment) was practiced in Borneo by the Dayak as well.

Disambiguating[edit]

I've set chieftain to point here, since 99% of the time that seems to be the intended meaning of a link. The existing dab page is now at chieftain (disambiguation). -- Hongooi 06:38, 30 June 2007 (UTC)