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Modern World Tugs at an Indonesian Tribe Clinging to Its Ancient Ways

nytimes.com
in Culture Indigenous Tourism Politics & Society 244 views

The Mentawai people have for decades resisted Indonesian government policies that pressured the forest-bound indigenous groups to abandon their old customs, accept a government-approved religion and move to government villages. That shift, along with the inevitable lure the modern world has for their children, has led to major disjunction between generations of Mentawai. Continue Reading

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