1. The Trobriand Islands are slightly distant from the rest of Papua New Guinea. This kind of isolation has created a different type of society, that is complex and doesn't have a form of currency. 2. Both men and women have power in the Trobriand Islands. The chiefs hold power over everyone, but inheritance comes from them mother's side. This creates a type of equality between men and women in the Trobriands. 3. They also have a complex government. There are many chiefs, but one paramount chief, who has authority over all of the smaller chiefs. This can help keep control in the Trobriand Islands like a type of balance system. 4. Instead of currency, the Trobriands use yams and bundles of dried banana leaves as currency. Yams are accumulated in yam houses, like money in banks. This is a form of currency that helps maintain a hierarchy and order in the villages. 5. Women have the last say in what man they want in their husband. In the play shown, it shows that no woman wants an ugly man. This makes it very competitive for the men, opposite of
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- Spring '16
- Papua New Guinea, Trobriand Islands, Trobriands