In his work entitled Totem and Taboo, published in 1913 Sigmund Freud theorized the concept of the original tribe or family led by a dominant male figure controlling and leading a tribe consisting of females and younger, subordinate males. His primal horde theory laid the basis for totemism and the incest taboo among others.

PRIMAL-HORDE THEORY: "In the primal horde, one powerful and dominant male led the rest of the tribe/family."
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