tribal chief

The or a chief of a tribe or organized part thereof

Some traditional societies have a single hereditary tribal chief, others a whole hierarchy of elected tribal chiefs, etc.


Wikipedia foundation.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tribal chief — Chieftain redirects here. For other uses, see Chieftain (disambiguation). Tyee redirects here. For the Canadian magazine, see The Tyee. A tribal chief is the leader of a tribal society or chiefdom. Tribal societies with social stratification… …   Wikipedia

  • tribal chief — noun the head of a tribe or clan • Syn: ↑headman, ↑chieftain, ↑chief • Derivationally related forms: ↑chieftainship (for: ↑chieftain) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • David Salmon (tribal chief) — For the Alberta politician, see David Salmon (politician). David Salmon Born 1912 Salmon Village, Alaska Died October 11, 2007 …   Wikipedia

  • Colocolo (tribal chief) — Colocolo statue, in Estadio Monumental, Santiago de Chile. Colocolo (from Mapudungun colocolo , mountain cat) was a Mapuche leader ( cacique lonco ) in the early period of the Arauco War. He was a major figure in Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga s epic …   Wikipedia

  • Chief — may refer to: Contents 1 Title or rank 2 Aircraft 3 Media 3.1 …   Wikipedia

  • Chief Plenty Coups (Alek-Chea-Ahoosh) State Park and Home — Chief Plenty Coups (Alek Chea Ahoosh) Home U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. National Historic Landmark …   Wikipedia

  • Chief Garry — Chief Spokane Garry Spokane Garry (sometimes spelled Spokan Garry) (ca. 1811[1] 1892) was a Native American leader of the Middle Spokane tribe. He also acted as a liaison between white settlers and American Indian tribes in the area which is now… …   Wikipedia

  • Chief E. O. Ashamu — Chief Emmanuel Oyedele Ashamu (Chief E. O. Ashamu) was a wealthy land owner and Oyo chief who was prominent in the Nigerian business sector during the 1960s 80s.[1] He was a pharmacist by training and was the owner of Indistrial Chemists Ltd,… …   Wikipedia

  • chief — chiefless, adj. chiefship, n. /cheef/, n. 1. the head or leader of an organized body of people; the person highest in authority: the chief of police. 2. the head or ruler of a tribe or clan: an Indian chief. 3. (cap.) U.S. Army. a title of some… …   Universalium

  • Chief White Eagle — Basil F. Heath, better known as Chief White Eagle, (March 18, 1917[1] January 24, 2011) was a Canadian born American Mohawk actor, stuntman and television personality whose career spanned several decades beginning with the 1940 film, Northwest… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.