Still this Seri marriage is one of the most curious I know among any primitive peoples.
The Seri Indians are unreasoning, treacherous, and indolent.
The Seri are loosely organised in a number of exogamic, matrilineal, totemic clans.
This test of the Seri lover must not mistakenly be thought to be connected, as might appear, with the modern idea of continence.
The Seri Indians are found at the extreme southern portion of the desert.
One Seri, a giant seven feet tall, could outrun a deer and break its neck with his hands.
He broke with Seri, because, as he said, she wanted him to love her like an Arcadian.
As is the case among the Seri, the lover has to serve his wife's family, but the conditions are much less exacting.
Some interesting marriage customs of the Seri, on the south-west coast, now reduced to a single tribe, are described by McGee.
The Seri are probably the most primitive tribe in the American continent.