Distribution of Powers
the tribe is conceived of as the primary political body
amongst the Saulteaux, this is not true. Due to the seasonal
migrations that were constantly undertaken, sub units
called bands existed to maintain order amongst the tribe.
It is the political organisation of these bands that bound
the people to their law and order. Each band had a Chief
and two councillor.
word "Chief" in Saulteaux is "Ogima-kan".
Ogima literally translated into English means "somebody
higher up", but is more adequately translated as
"Boss". Kan translated means "the position";
therefor Ogima-kan means "the position of boss".