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Unformatted text preview: ancestors, to be the only way that the harvesting could and should be done. Now from the emic approach, it seemed as if the members of the ceremony are somehow trying to bring to life the seedlings of the vegetation that the tribe members have planted. From the video, the leader of the magical ceremony can be seen walking around the garden shouting at the top of his lungs, in the hopes that he will awaken the buried seeds and bring to life a very plentiful harvest. Whether or not the harvest will be successful is unknown, yet the performance of these ceremonies, somehow gives the members of the tribe a sense of confidence, hope, and reassurance that seems to be one of the biggest roles that this gardening ritual accomplishes....
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- Spring '09