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Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley) - Meet the #Tsimane, a #hunter-gatherer community of the Bolivian #Amazon. Here, the Nate family is having their evening bath in a tributary of the Amazon. It took us two days by dug-out canoe to get up here. I will be here for the next week, documenting their lifestyle and food habits. This is part two of my @Natalie Jost Brewer story on the #Evolution of #diet - how we are what we ate - coming out soon. #latergram @thephotosociety #Padgram

Lost tribes of Israel--Afghan "Kish" Geneology--traces back to tribe of Benjamin--King Saul, son of Kish had a descendant named Afghana

Purify your eyes, and see the pure world. Your life will fill with radiant forms. - Rumi

SAMSARA--incredible film

Hindustani gypsy dancing girls. "The dances of the Punjab, the Sind region, Rajastan and Madhya Pradesh are close to the origins of bellydance. Done by wandering gypsy tribes, the dances and costumes tell of their islamic influence or in other words: the Mughal culture."

Ubuntu Tribe--When a woman knows she is pregnant, she goes to the jungle with other women, and together they pray until they receive "The song of the child." When a child is born, the community sings this song. When the child becomes an adult, gets married, or passes away, this song is sung by family and friends. If at some point, this person commits a crime or aberrant social act, he or she is taken to the center of town and the tribe forms a circle around him or her to sing this song.