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Unformatted text preview: Live in Great Plains (America) Ruled by the elders • Their many kinship ties spread their influence largely • They are older so they tend to be less greedy and have the best interest of the people as a whole • They have earned their status as elder so everyone respects them and doesn’t question How to Ensure Survival • organic society • Everyone has a job (hunters, herders, gatherers) • Someone doesn’t contribute: ignore him and take away food • Someone sabotages: removal from tribe • When certain people work together they are rewarded with extra leisure time allocated by the elders • Marriage only outside of the tribe to create tribal ties Religion • Festival of the sheep where we worship Ramses the sheep God when sheep are sick or weather is bad • Consists of dancing where everyone has different role in the festival (women dance, men run in circles, elders chant, children act like the sheep)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GENERAL ED MMW 1,2; E taught by Professor Vandehey during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.
- Spring '08