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  1. Airai Bai: Men’s Meetinghouse in Tribal Paradise Where Women Rule the Land

    ... Lands were held communally and ‘queens’ appointed chiefs, who were always men. There were several European ... and today it is an overseas territory of the USA. The chiefs play an important role in society, and although this ... Airai Bai: Men’s Meetinghouse in Tribal Paradise Where Women Rule the Land ...

    Ed Whelan - 23/12/2018 - 22:49

  2. Land Diving in Vanuatu: Would You Take the Leap of Faith?

    Throughout the history of the world, tribal and slightly primitive people of remote corners of the ... island nations Throughout the history of the world, tribal and slightly primitive people of remote corners of the ... filmed on Efate Island. Controversy arose, and the tribal chiefs that formed the Pentecost Island Council, heavily ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 30/12/2019 - 13:58

  3. Kebokwe’s Cave: Where a Witch, A Legendary Scottish Explorer and a Tribal Chief Unite

    ... in Kebokwe’s Cave. The kgosi, like many other African chiefs, was keen to have a Christian missionary living in his ... Cave: Where a Witch, A Legendary Scottish Explorer and a Tribal Chief Unite ...

    dhwty - 17/12/2018 - 14:03

  4. Wampanoag Tribe Helped the Mayflower Pilgrims Survive But Peace Was Fleeting

    ... are trying to reconstruct it based on written texts. Tribal members number 3,000 to 5,000 today Now their number ... diseases, slave raids and wars, including inter-tribal war, the Wampanoag population was reduced to about ... not endure The peace did not last very long. Two Wampanoag chiefs had an altercation with Capt. Myles Standish. The two ...

    Mark Miller - 01/10/2018 - 14:00

  5. Half A Million Dollar Mask With Otherworldly Origins

    ... and spirit. And this one just sold for 500,000 dollars!  Tribal African masks are highly sought after by artefact ... appreciated only for their aesthetic qualities. To tribal insiders however, they are multi-interpretational ... initiation, divination and healing rites. But some of the chiefs have had their authority challenged by modern ...

    ashley cowie - 26/03/2017 - 18:56

  6. Easter Island’s Birdman Cult: A Story of Struggle and Survival

    ... entire island, based on skill and bravery of individual tribal warriors, rather than through conflict. Each year, ... the cliffs again, and present an unbroken egg to their tribal chief as a present. The chief who received the egg ... During the festival, special seers, in service of tribal chiefs, chose young men to represent them and swim for the ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 06/02/2020 - 13:42

  7. Monument to Hero Crazy Horse Is Taking Shape After 70 Years

    ... tragic, there have been many prominent heroes, braves, and chiefs. The famous Lakota were one of the three Sioux tribes ... tragic, there have been many prominent heroes, braves, and chiefs. The one that stands out is the famous Crazy Horse. ... was faced with the rapid demise of the traditional Lakota tribal way of life . The nomadic movement across the plains ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 20/09/2019 - 23:02

  8. The Kievan Rus’ – When Vikings and Slavs Cooperated to Shape History

    ... decades, always settling the easternmost reaches of Slavic tribal expansion. In the very north, around the city of ... them were the important Kryvichi, a powerful Slavic tribal union. Other Slovene neighbors included the Drevlyans, ... Nonetheless, it is known that three prominent Varangian chiefs settled in the most prominent Slavic towns as rulers. ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 01/07/2020 - 22:56

  9. The Fierce Amorites and the First King of the Babylonian Empire

    ... Syria, and Palestine from about 2000 to 1600 BC. Tribal nomads who forced themselves into the lands that they ... River. Amorites were apparently nomadic clans ruled by tribal chiefs, who pushed into lands they needed to graze their ...

    Bryan Hill - 26/07/2019 - 22:01

  10. Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, The Father of Modern Magic Who Stopped a Revolt with His Abilities

    ... the 1850s by the French government to help put down a tribal rebellion in Algeria using his skills. This is surely ... course, Robert-Houdin’s show was not merely to amuse the chiefs, but also to terrify them into submission, as desired ... one account, the French authorities later explained to the chiefs that Robert-Houdin did not possess supernatural ...

    dhwty - 29/03/2016 - 00:55

  11. The enormous and ancient Salt Mines of Khewra, said to be found by horse of Alexander the Great

    ... salt mining at Khewra was taken over from the local tribal chiefs. These chiefs were from the Janjua-Raja tribe, and may have been ...

    dhwty - 11/03/2015 - 12:51

  12. Behold the Coconut! There’s Nothing Savage About Niue

    ... of Niue, but it appears that no state emerged and that tribal chiefs ruled the island. Things changed with the arrival of ... The island was then ruled by a number of kings, and tribal warfare was common. Navala, Fiji: A Village Of ...

    Ed Whelan - 14/03/2020 - 01:08

  13. The Duk Duk: An Ancient Secret Society of Possessed Executioners

    ... by the spirits of their ancestors. In the meantime, the tribal chiefs would carry out discussions, including the need to ... maskofpapuanewguineacolby.weebly.com, 2019. The Tribal Masks of Papua New Guinea. [Online] Available at: ...

    dhwty - 19/02/2019 - 18:37

  14. The Maori: A Rich and Cherished Culture at the World’s Edge

    ... high-status individuals in ancient Maori society were the chiefs, followed by commoners and slaves. Tohunga , priests ... Rāwiri Taonui. 2005. Tribal organization . Available at: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/tribal-organization Royal, Charles and Jenny Kaka-Scott. ...

    Caleb Strom - 30/12/2018 - 23:02

  15. Surviving a Hostile New World: The Iroquois Confederacy's Struggle Against Disease, Starvation, Enslavement and Warfare

    ... law was set by a supreme council of village and clan chiefs. Each tribe had a vote, and all must agree before a ... Peace (Gayanesshagowa), the joint jurisdiction of 50 peace chiefs, known as sachems, or hodiyahnehsonh , embraced all ...

    Mark Miller - 27/09/2018 - 02:07

  16. The Afro-Bolivians And Their Monarchy In Bolivia: An Enigmatic Kingdom

    ... Pinedo’s forebears come from a long lineage of African tribal nobility. One of his ancestors was Prince Uchicho, who ... throne was a great struggle between competing sons and chiefs. In such a turbulent string of events, young Prince ... decoration. Nobles of the Kingdom of Kongo had royal tribal marks all over their torso to distinguish them from ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 18/03/2021 - 13:59

  17. The Braided Rapunzels of Namibia: Every Stage of Life is Reflected in Their Hair

    ... signed between the German Government and various tribal chiefs in 1908, enabling them to retain their traditions and ...

    aprilholloway - 14/07/2017 - 19:00

  18. The Makers of Scotland: Picts, Romans, Gaels and Vikings

    ... change driven by the ambitions of powerful warlords; tribal chiefs and Roman generals, at first, followed by dynamic ...

    ancient-origins - 12/07/2020 - 04:24

  19. The Strange Phenomenon of the 2,600-year-old Heslington Brain

    ... quickly. Was this man a criminal sentenced to death by tribal justice or was this a sacrifice for the appeasement of ... heads would be used as trophy displays for warriors and chiefs alike to reiterate their tales of battle and the ...

    B. B. Wagner - 03/10/2019 - 18:56

  20. Tokelau, a Small Nation with Great Traditions

    ... colonized eastern Polynesia. Tokelau was once dominated by chiefs who often engaged in tribal warfare . The victor would rule the others and ...

    Ed Whelan - 01/04/2020 - 01:58

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