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Unformatted text preview: mystical practice of not speaking one’s name after their death really interested me. To me, that seems really sad and almost cruel. However, every culture learns to adapt to their surroundings in a different way, and this type of religious belief makes sense: if they continued to grieve over their losses, they probably would have a tough time surviving. Also, the rites of passage are cool. The main one is seen when the little boy goes on “walkabout.” The child leaves all their earthly possessions and goes into the desert to become a man. Basically alone, they have to learn to get food and evade foes, such as the crocodile. Despite the slowness of the storyline, I liked seeing the culture of the Aborigines. Like I said in my other entry, I love native peoples!...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ANTHR 101 taught by Professor Crandall during the Fall '08 term at BYU - ID.
- Fall '08