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  • 1. "The Asmat Creation Story: Fumeripits creates People from Trees By: Jherson Robles,  2-6-12,  Period 4 Culture and Geography   Contemporary Tradtional Asmat Culture, Part.2
  • 2. According to Asmat traditional: " Fumeripits was the first being to exsist on earth, and he also created the first men's ceremonial house called a jeu."
  • 3. "Fumeripits Would Spend his days dancing along the beach, but after awhile grew tired of being alone."
  • 4. "So he chopped down a number of trees, Carved Them into humans figures, and placed them inside the jeu."
  • 5. "However, since the sculptures were inanimate, Fumeripits was still unhappy. He then decided to create a drum, and chopped down another tree, hollowed out the center, and stretched a piece of lizard skin over the top."
  • 6. "As he began to play the drum, the human figures miraculously came to life, Their elbows Came unstruck from their knees, and they began to dance
  • 7. This is how Fumeripits made people from trees. And the first people were Asmat.

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