This, the second issue of the journal Kinship, features a major article, “Crow-Omaha Kinship: Revitalizing a Problem or Generating a Solution?,” in which the author, German Dziebel (USA), argues that the Crow-Omaha terminologies should not be viewed on a case-by-case basis but from a systems perspective. The article is followed by five comments that discuss the issues raised in the article, followed by the author's Reply to the comments. The issue also includes the English translation of an important Russian article on Crow-Omaha terminoiogies referenced in the Dziebel article. Finally, there is a review of the film, In My Mother's Hous
e, that connects the present life of the film maker in the United States with her Italian and Eritrean past through her kin ties.