Warriors of the Amazon.docx - Warriors of the Amazon Descendants of amazon 2000 years ago still keep traditions Venezuela Brazil In law relationship

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Warriors of the Amazon Descendants of amazon 2000 years ago still keep traditions Venezuela & Brazil In law relationship important Give gifts share food Children need to learn to endure pain and have incredible physical endurance Constantly in war with demons Drugs help with contact with spirits From plants Color shape time spirit world Shamans harness power of spirits to cure or kill Shamans only defense All disease caused by spirits only cured by controlling power of spirits One ancestor killed one of theirs and wants vengeance so war Usually from young warriors Cremate dead make soup Only close people partake Peach palm fruit important to feast Fruit high up tree covered in spikes need special ladder Hunters hunt until enough meat for feast don’t sleep for 4 days Meat cooked thoroughly so no blood visible by smoking Then boiled for hours Do not tolerate domestic abuse Water level low easier fish feasting season Hunter can’t eat meat killed himself dishonor Hosts joke with guests’ tradition Show off to each other what they can do Sprinkle embers to impress pain endurance Competition to host important guests Try to put rivalry behind While hosting makes sure people aren’t violent Need money and manufactured goods
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Culture learned, socially acquired traditions of thought & behavior; set of shared values, ideals, & beliefs to interpret experience & generate behavior Culture iceberg use both to generate behavior Surface culture communication, language Deep culture attitude, beliefs, ideals, norms Ex culture – Maasai Tanzania/Kenya border Pastoralist herds of animals, move according to pasture for animals No borders conflicts with British Restricted from national parks, many national parks established Don’t hunt wild animals, only eat domestic unless they’re a threat, respect nature Homes made with sticks, mud, human urine, cow feces & thorn fence Cow dung fuel Created very quickly, short span Doors are cultural Dry lands Like color manufactured cloth, esp. red Cows make them unique primary source of wealth & nutrition Adapted to east African climate zibu Decorated, personal names Drink blood & milk Boys help with cows; girls learn to milk, prepare food Think flies are signals of prosperity More cows more flies more wealthy Hair shaved hairstyles all genders Dry & hot, animals bring pests Around age 15-25 (varies) ritual for warrior Circumcism can’t show pain Afterwards shave heads, become junior elders in politics Democratic Then senior elders sitting back judging Like jewelry beadwork God gave Maasai cattle & anyone else who has stole from Maasai Try to take back cattle Lifespan 40-50 years Dances jumping dance & singing to woo girls Culture vs. Society Society group of people who share common political system May contain many different cultures/subcultures
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Subculture identifiable culture in society; group with substantially different lifestyle Ex subculture
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