<ul>Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture, part 2 &quot;The Asmat Creation Story: Fumeripits creates People from Trees&qu...
<ul>According to Asmat tradition: &quot;Fumeripits was the first being to exist on earth, and he also created the first me...
<ul>&quot;Fumeripits would spend his days dancing along the beach, but after awhile he grew tired of being alone </ul>
<ul>&quot;So he chopped down a number of trees, carved them into human figures, and place them inside the jeu&quot; </ul>
<ul>&quot;However, since the sculptures were inanimate, Fumeripits was still unhappy. He then decides to create a drum, an...
<ul>&quot;As he began to play the drum, the human figures miraculously came to life, their elbows came unstuck from their ...
<ul>This is how Fumeripits made people from trees. And the first people were Asmat </ul>
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The Asmat Creation Story

  1. 1. <ul>Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture, part 2 &quot;The Asmat Creation Story: Fumeripits creates People from Trees&quot; </ul><ul>By Daniel Rodarte, 2/6/12 period 8, Culture and Geography Source: Caglayan, Ph.D., Emily. &quot;The Asmat&quot; </ul>
  2. 2. <ul>According to Asmat tradition: &quot;Fumeripits was the first being to exist on earth, and he also created the first men's ceremonial house [called] a &quot;jeu&quot; </ul>
  3. 3. <ul>&quot;Fumeripits would spend his days dancing along the beach, but after awhile he grew tired of being alone </ul>
  4. 4. <ul>&quot;So he chopped down a number of trees, carved them into human figures, and place them inside the jeu&quot; </ul>
  5. 5. <ul>&quot;However, since the sculptures were inanimate, Fumeripits was still unhappy. He then decides to create a drum, and chopped down another tree, hollowed out the center, and streched a piece of lizard skin over the top </ul>
  6. 6. <ul>&quot;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 </ul>
  7. 7. <ul>This is how Fumeripits made people from trees. And the first people were Asmat </ul>

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