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Men could have multiple wives (usually two and usually sisters or cousins, ie two women from the same clan).That was another thing Euro-American missionaries complained about all the time.If she chose to marry him, she cooked the deer meat and offered it to him.If she rejected the deer meat, it was assumed to be a denial of this suitor."Cherokee were matrilineal, meaning children were NOT part of their father's family.Polygyny was widely practiced throughout the region, although the permission of the first wife was required.Divorce existed and could be initiated by either party.While pre-marital sex was fairly common, after marriage there was an expectation that sex would remain within the confines of the marriage.But, as Snorri said, there was usually no mechanism of punishing either party if they went outside the marriage, except divorce which was readily available for either partner (though women were said to fight more fiercely if some extraneous lover tried to steal her husband away).
The girl's mother's sister would speak to the girl's matrilineage about the idea, often without telling the girl.
In fact, most Cherokee men wouldn't argue over adulterous women because it was deemed to be "beneath" them (Louis-Philippe).
Sexual encounters would, indeed, occur in the beanfields and other places of a relatively private nature (Purdue).
If the matrilineage liked the idea, they would send word back to the boy's matrilineage.
However, although they arranged the marriages, the girl had final word, and her consent was required."Southeastern Indians' favorite places for sexual episodes were corn cribs, corn fields, and bean patches." (Page 198).