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Exercise #3 Indigenous Cultures Indigenous peoples or cultures can be defined as people native to a specific geographic area. These ethnic groups will share common social characteristics that help to identify them as a distinct group of people. This exercise is designed to help you explore an indigenous group that may not be very well known. There are hundreds of these groups around the world, varying widely in population and characteristics. Be aware that nationalities and religious affiliations are not true indigenous groups. There is no single website that works for all indigenous groups, but the links listed below may be a good place to start. Remember that you will be looking for indigenous groups, which by definition are often groups of people that are not necessarily integrated into main stream society, so web pages may not be an everyday concept in their culture. There is good information out there, but it can be difficult to find. Be patient, and do not resort to Wikipedia. Investigating an indigenous culture: 1. Choose an indigenous group to research. Be careful to select a specific group of indigenous people, not an association of groups. For example, the First Nations Assembly in Canada is an association of several of their indigenous peoples and would be very difficult to use in completing this assignment. Any one of the groups within that assembly would, however, be an appropriate choice. 2. Find at least two good sources of information on your group. Be sure to provide a complete bibliography of all the sources you use, and cite them in your text summary as appropriate. Please note that Wikipedia is NOT an acceptable source of information. 3. Locate and label their location on a blank map(s). Do not download any maps that have your group’s information already mapped---you must make your own map! ✓ Start with a blank outline map, and then add shading, city and country place names, physical features, etc. that help to describe the location of your group. A good map will include your own key or legend that clearly identifies the symbols you use. ✓ Depending on what group you have chosen, you may want to use more than one map. You may need a world map to show their general location, and then a regional or country map to allow you to show more detail. ✓ A good finished map will include your labels for geographic references to surrounding areas as well as pinpointing the region native to your group. Be sure you find a map scale that allows you to provide adequate detail in describing the location of your people. All labels on your maps should be done by your hand, NO computer printed labeling or shading are acceptable. 4. Using the information from all the sources you consult, write a summary of your group. In your own words, describe your chosen group. For example, where do they live, what is their natural environment (climate, resources, etc.), what are some characteristic of their culture, what language(s) do they speak, what are some unique things about this group, these could include things like language, music, rituals, traditional foods etc. 5. Conclude your summary with a paragraph of your impressions. For example, did you know this culture existed? Do you think they will maintain their indigenous identity or are they an endangered culture? What may be some of the threats to this culture maintaining its identity? 6. No page limits, but you should have a minimum of two double-spaced pages plus your map(s), a 500 word minimum. Use the proper required format for our exercises and turn in a printed copy by March 3rd. Exercise #3 Indigenous Cultures ➢ Finding and using a blank base map to locate your indigenous group: There are numerous maps available for downloading from on-line sources. You need to use a blank outline map that allows you to label countries, important water bodies, etc. that help to locate your group. One good source of blank outline maps is provided by the Arizona Geographic Alliance available at A Google™ Image search for ‘blank world map’ or other regional or country map will also give you several options to choose from. Just be sure you start with only a basic outline map without any labeling. Grading Criteria (25 pts): Appropriate format and content(#’s 1 & 6) Complete reference list (bibliography) with all sources cited (author year) in text (# 2) Appropriate Map(s) and Accurate Location (# 3) Detailed Cultural Summary (# 4) Impression Summary (# 5) 3 pts 5 pts 5 pts 7 pts 5 pts 25 pts ...
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Thesis statement Yanomami indigenous group
1. Where they live

They live in villages found in Amazon rainforest that border Brazil and Venezuela

Depend on rain forest for survival

Women are tasked with cultivation while men are given the work of hunting and

2. Religious practices

Yanomami practice ritual endocannibalism

They usually consume bones of their deceased kinsmen

3. Daily life

Children are supposed to help their mothers in their daily chores

Women are responsible in carrying out all domestic work

4. Family practices

Daughters mostly help their mothers in house work

Women pursue caterpillars and world crabs for their daily meals

5. Language used

The group uses Yanomamana as their basic language

6. Unique characters of the group
7. Map
8. Conclusion



Indigenous cultures


Yanomami Indigenous Group

Where They Live
Yanomami are a g...

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