Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Mary - Social Studies Summary - Huli Tribe

For the next unit that we did in Social Studies we learnt about The Amazon Rainforest. We watched many videos about how tribes who live in the forest survive and what they do in their daily lives. We Learnt about what they eat, wear, education and as well as transport. We we were then given a task to do a presentation about a tribe that related to the Rainforest. My group chose to do the Huli Tribe. We learnt about where the tribe is located and how long they have lived there, for example: The Huli clan are an indigenous Tribe that is located in Tari, the capital of the Hela Province and also the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

They have lived in their current area for about 1000 years, with a current population of approximately 90,000 people. We also learnt about how they live with food, their living conditions, and the clothing they wear. Their main diet consists of sweet potatoes and Yams. They live in ground huts fenced by split-wood and mud walls. The roof of there huts are made from stripes off of large branches or solid leaves. There purpose of having split wood then hard mud as there walls is to keep their pigs in the compound away from the gardens. It’s also known to spiritually keep evil spirits out of the huts with their pigs kept inside. Men sleep in separate huts as the women & pigs. For clothing the women wear traditional grass skirts and the men wear a Koteka. They have cultural practices where pigs are a sign of importance and wealth. It can be used as the bride price paid to the family of the bride's, death indemnities and also ritual payments. In conclusion I have learnt a lot about the Huli Tribe and differences of their daily lives to mine.

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