Attainment of Adulthood

Girls become women when they marry. Boys become men when they have gone through their initiation into one of the fraternities. For girls, marriage results in a relaxation of the tension brought about by the pressures on her to bring a husband into the house. She hopes to become pregnant soon, thus contributing to the continuity of the household and clan. Her early years of marriage are regarded as a happy time for most women, since she has met her goal and relations with her mother once again become warm and close.

Once a boy is initiated, he is expected to become more responsible and to look for a wife. Marriage itself represents a restriction on his freedom. He lives in a house owned by his mother-in-law and is expected to help his father-in-law diligently and without complaints. He can see his friends in the kiva during leisure hours, but to run about with them would be unseemly.

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