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  • 1. Contemporary traditional Asmat Culture,part 2 '' The Asmat Creation story: Fumeripits creates people from Trees'' By;David Rojo, 2/2/12 period; 4, culture and Geography
  • 2. According to Asamt tradition; ''Fumeripits was the first being to exist 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 trees, 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 unstuck from  their knees, and they began to dance.''
  • 7. This is how Fumeripits made people from trees. And the first people were Asamt.