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Hadza Tribe, #Tanzania. The Hadza are some of the last true #Hun#HunterGatherer> on earth. Traditionally, Hadza boys are proficient hunters before the age of 10, if not sooner. This was not posed, it was simply a shot taken #InTheMoment as a Hadza boy arrived back at camp with his lunch of two small birds. I wish I had written down his name like that of many of his elders and brothers while we spent nearly a month with the Hadza while documenting their lifeway. It has been the homescreen shot of my phone now for years. Something about his ability to care for himself and others at his age strikes me as profound. The hadza share everything. These birds were shared with the other children.
They represent some of the last that will likely have the opportunity to maintain Hadza culture before it disappears. The Hadza are one of the oldest cultures in existence. One of the original cultures of East Africa, and by some estimates, more than 100,000 years old. They are also a language isolate, meaning that their language is not derived or related to any other. The hadza still hunt and gather, with over 80% of their calories coming from the nearly 600 varieties of plant traditionally gathered by the women of the tribe for food.
Like with almost all tribes that still maintain traditional life-ways around the world, the Hadza face extreme pressure to leave behind this way of life due to environmental degradation, outside culture influences, lack of sufficient legal protections, and a host of other serious issues that, unless offset, will continue to force modernization in a way the robs the tribe the ability to choose for themselves what way of life is best. Everyone should have the right to choose.
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