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The story of Pocahontas and John Smith springs to mind. According to history/legend it fostered a peace between the English colonists of Jamestown and the nearby tribe of Powhatan Indians.


I'm going to assume the question, like most people who bring up questions relating the two these days, is referring to only "pair-bonded" (strict) monogamous relationships. The thing is, such relationships aren't really universal even today. There are definitional disagreements over the issue, but its been argued that only about a sixth of modern ...

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