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over the whole tribe of the Dieyerie
feared and greatly respected
by all the neighbouring tribes
To him and him alone would
the ajercent [sic] tribes send their
ambassadors with peace offerings,
presents of bags - pitchenie weapons
ochre + skins. It was he who
decided and decisions flashed
from him without appeal.
He decided as to when and
where circumcision should take
place, call together all the
able bodied men of his tribe
and frequently sent messengers
100 miles with invitations to
attend his council, peace
festivals (mindarie) and other
matters attending to the welfare
(as they thought) of his tribe.
Under no circumstances

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