09 julho 2017

How To Welcome Guests, The Inuit Way

Before Inuit tribes in southeastern Alaska would offer hospitality, a stranger would have to exchange blows to the head with a tribesman until one combatant was “vanquished,” according to anthropologist Franz Boas. In other areas, men would take their clothes off and wrestle, sometimes to the death. Boas said this was because “the two men in meeting wish to know which of them is the better man.”

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