This photograph shows General Robert E. Lee. The picture was taken by Mathew Brady, shortly after Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Lee is wearing his confederate uniform. At the time the photograph was taken, it was unclear what punishment might be given to Lee for his pivotal role in the Civil War.
Cherokee matrilineal kinship system. A child is related to his mother, & through her to his brothers & sisters. He is also related to his mother’s brothers, sisters & mother. A child is NOT related to his FATHER. The important male relative in a child’s life is his mother’s brother. White men who married Cherokee women were shocked to find they weren't considered to be related to their own children, & that mothers had control over the children not them. She was head of the family.