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Article: Women's Property Rights

A woman had the right of ownership over many things in Saulteaux culture. Such items as the tent (tipi) itself were considered to be the woman's property. Also domestic items such as cookware and blankets were all seen as the woman's. This was so because the woman was the one who oversaw the well being of the family in its domestic sense.