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Culture and creation_stories_3_maori


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  1. 1. Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture, part 1 " Who are the Asmat?" By: Brianna Clemente, January 31, 2012, Culture and Geography source: Mr. Ruben Meza
  2. 2. The Asmat are an indigenous hunter gatherer culture in West Papua, Indonesia.
  3. 3. West Papua is about 1/2 of a very large island just north of Australia in the South Pacific Ocean.
  4. 4.   The Traditional Asmat are one of the last hunter  gatherer cultures in the world 
  5. 5.   One tradition of the Asmat is the piercing of the septum  of the nose.
  6. 6.   Another tradition of the Asmat is painting the faces and  body for both ceremony and war.
  7. 7.   Traditional Asmat culture is truly about becoming a  strong hunter and being a strong man or women.
  8. 8.   Sadly though, deforestation, colonization, and  assimilation are deeply affecting the Asmat.
  9. 9.   Irreversibly, this is the ending of one earth's last  traditional hunter gather cultures.
  10. 10.   Irreversibly, this is the ending of one earth's last  traditional hunter gather cultures.