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  • The Asmat Background    
  • The Asmat are indigenous hunter gatherer culture in west Papua Indonesia . 
  • West Papua is about 1/2 of a very large island just north of Australia in the south pacific ocean. 
  • The traditional Asmat are one of the last hunter gatherer cultures in the world.
  • One tradition of the Asmat is the piercing of the septum of the nose. 
  • Another tradition of the Asmat is painting the faces and body for both ceremony and war.
  • Traditional Asmat culture is truly about living together with family 
  • Sadly though, deforestation, colonization,and assimilation is deeply affecting the Asmat
  • Irreversibility, this is the ending of one of earths last traditional hunter gatherer cultures. The modern world is taking over the Asmat