When men returned home, they were always greeted with great festivities. Among the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), the men would let their presence be known by calling out their greetings. The sound would echo into the towns and the people would begin preparations for their arrival. The official re-entry into the town would be marked by a formal report made to the town leadership of their journey. At this time, any captives would be assessed and either integrated into families who were prepared to adopt them or would suffer greatly as a way to relieve the pains of past losses. The female heads of the families, called Clan Mothers, would decide what would be done with them. The returning men would resume their roles as family members and enjoy town life once again.
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