The Wyandots, in Ohio, were village dwellers, with female reckoning of lineage and exogamy.
See the authorities cited by Frazer in Totemism and exogamy.
The connexion of Totemism with exogamy (the custom of marrying outside the group or kin) Lang conceives of in this way.
Even in such cases we find transitions to the next form of exogamy.
The law of exogamy was strictly followed in the case before us.
This represents the exogamy which is associated with the totem.
This filiation establishes the uterine relationship and, united to exogamy, prevents marriage between nearest relatives.
Andrew Lang declared himself in agreement with this explanation of exogamy.
I have not commented on Mr. Frazer's suggestion as to the origin of exogamy.
exogamy has this effect, but it was not devised purposely to produce this effect.
exogamy ex·og·a·my (ěk-sŏg'ə-mē)
Sexual reproduction by means of conjugation of two gametes of different ancestry, as in certain protozoan species.