From 1906 to the 1930s, photographer Edward S. Curtis documented the culture and traditions of North American Indian tribes in his multi-volume work The North American Indian.
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Political Science , UCLA
THE INUIT are a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, and the United States.
The Dogs Legends
The legend of the sea goddess, Sedna, though known in various regions by different names, is one of the most widespread. One version from the Canadian Encyclopedia, is that some time ago, during a violent blizzard, a young stranger wearing a necklace with 2 large canine teeth entered a family igloo and was welcomed to spend the night. The next morning when they awoke, the young man was gone. The father, seeing only animal tracks outside, said, “We were deceived. That must have been my lead dog disguised as a man”. When he discovered his daughter was pregnant, the father was ashamed of what she might produce. He made his daughter lie on the back of his kayak and paddled her out to a small island where he abandoned her. Regularly, his lead dog secretly swam to the girl, leaving her tender pieces of meat. She eventually gave birth to 3 Inuit children and 3 others who had bigger ears and snout like noses. The young mother did not know how to build a kayak. Instead, she sewed some sealskins into one large slipper, placed the 3 strange children inside, then pushed them off towards the south. Some Inuit say that all white men and Indians are descended from those 3 dog children and only through them are they related to Inuit. The Inuit also had strong spiritual beliefs in the spirits of their dogs. It was said that they had the power to get people out of bad situations and away from evil spirits. Thus, many shamans had dogs as spirit helpers (Bennett and Rowley 287).
salahmah: Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.
The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).
Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos.
According to a study in the journal Animal Cognition, chimpanzee’s do something that seems altogether arbitrary: ear accoutrements.
“Our observation is quite unique in the sense that nothing seems to be communicated by it,” says study author Edwin van Leeuwen, a primate expert at the Max Planck Institute in The Netherlands.
To figure out if this was really a tradition, and not just chimpanzees sticking grass in their ears at random, van Leeuwen and his colleagues spent a year observing four chimp groups in Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust, a sanctuary in Zambia.
There’s no genetic or ecological factors, the scientists believe, that would account for this behavior — only culture.
Chimpanzees putting grass in their ears is like us wearing earrings.
she is giving us a LOOK
I do live!
Selknam People during the Hain Ceremony in Tierra Del Fuego;
Photos by Martin Gunside (1923)
From 2010 to 2013, French photographer Antoine Bruy hitchhiked across Europe with no fixed course or destination in mind. Along the way, he met several individuals who had willingly abandoned modern lifestyles in exchange for freedom in the wilderness. Their faces and homes are compiled in Bruy’s compelling series Scrublands.
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