Tribe

Tribe

Endangered Peoples From Around the World

Book - 2010
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A celebration of 200 of the world's indigenous peoples.

In words and beautiful photographs, Tribe explores the cultures, beliefs and societal patterns of human identity and belonging. Author Piers Gibbon describes some of the last existing tribal communities and shows them as intimate groups that are part of the wider world. We see their homes, celebrations and all that makes each tribe a unique thread in the fabric of humanity.

This comprehensive book details:

Life stages from birth to death
Learning, histories and how tribes interpret the world around them
Belief systems
Medicine, shamanism, prayer
Survival skills
Coming of age ceremonies
Dress and adornment
Sex, gender and relationships
Money, trade and wealth
Law and order
Leisure, sport, music and art
Outside contact now and in the past
Tribal futures

The book also corrects the notion that an aboriginal tribe is invariably cut off from the rest of the world. The author's personal interviews with the world's leading anthropologists explore the future of these tribes and examine what unmet need fuels our endless fascination with tribal societies.

Tribe is an inspiring, eye-opening and sometimes poignant exploration of some of the least known and most endangered peoples of the world.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781554077427
Branch Call Number: ANF 305.8 GIB
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Houston, Jane

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