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Discover how to hunt and survive the African tribes

The hunting of Aboriginal tribes in Africa is very unique and varied. However, in general, these survival methods are laborious and dangerous.
Since primitive times, our ancestors have known to rely on natural mother to survive by hunting and trapping animals. Over time, early methods of survival gradually disappeared, places for farming and self-production when human society became more and more modern. However, there are still some groups of people who maintain the tribe’s hunting ways to defeat wild animals as food. The way to live and train them with great survival skills is sometimes very risky and dangerous.

Many Aboriginal tribes in Africa still rely on trapping and hunting wild animals for food. The natural environment is gradually shrinking and wildlife is often difficult to catch, forcing Aboriginal groups to come up with many unique and even dangerous methods of hunting. For example, tribes often use strange and relatively funny hunting methods to make exhausted boars and drag them into traps.

Even for the sake of living, the Aboriginal people also use their own bodies as bait to lure wild animals, in which there are typical ways to catch pythons with their feet. Among the wild creatures hunted by tribes for food, the Amazon electricity is one of the most dangerous species. This fish can release a strong current up to 900V, enough to kill an adult man.

In order to defeat this species, the Amazon Aborigines have adopted the tribal hunting method to smash a poisonous tree and dip it into the water. This way will cause the water source to be poisoned, the amount of oxygen is reduced rapidly, causing electric eels to leave the shelter. At this time, the Aboriginal people will launch a javelin or sharpened stick through the fish body and do not touch the fish even if it is dead. However, this way of hunting is still very dangerous and time consuming.

The natural environment is polluted, the amount of food decreases and the animals are too sensitive, making life more and more harsh. African Aboriginal groups even have to compete with other predators to feed. Only with rudimentary weapons like bows and arrows, spears, sticks, they are ready to plunge into the competition with dozens of hungry lions. These reckless “robberies” really make viewers shudder because sometimes, food costs the lives of the aboriginals.

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The tribes who raise and feed reindeer in Mongolia

Located on the Yamal Peninsula, in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region, Northwest Siberia, Russia, the Nenets tribe include about 40,000 people who live and survive mainly on reindeer breeding. However, the Nenets’ eating habits are still quite strange to outsiders, since as a child they learned how to eat raw meat and drink reindeer blood to keep the body warm.

The place where the Nenets live is still dubbed “the end of the world” – year-round snow-covered year-round with the night temperature can fall below -50 degrees C. However, every year the tribe still has to move. a distance of thousands of kilometers with rudimentary sleighs. Yet the Nenets often have to live in conical tents, temporarily constructed of reindeer leather to keep warm and to cope with this harsh cold climate.

Dubbed the “nomadic tribe” with the life of tomorrow, the people of the Nenets tribe still approach the civilized world when using both generators and televisions. Living in the tribe, women often take on the task of setting up tents, cutting firewood, cooking, sewing, etc. while men only focus on reindeer breeding.

In addition to appearing in every daily activity of the tribe and reindeer, it is also used to make sacrifices for gods; It is even used to exchange and communicate with other businesses.

For thousands of years, the Dukha people live in cold forests with extremely harsh weather in the Mongolian country known to domesticate wild reindeer as pets.
Nomadic lifestyle and reindeer herds have become an indispensable part of their cultural life. In recent years, the Dukha ethnic group has had changes in lifestyle to contribute to protecting nature in addition to preserving the ancestral cultural characteristics.

The nomadic life is always moving and the cold weather makes the Dukha tribe difficult to cultivate or get any other food source, so almost everything depends on the reindeer herd.

They feed them to get milk and meat for food, use them as transport or food exchange with each other.

In addition, they earn extra income by hunting wild animals such as elk, red deer and musk deer in the forest, for skin and meat for sale. However, recently, the hunting of Dukha people has been limited when local authorities issued a ban on hunting wild animals to protect nature.

To compensate for the ban on hunting as well as to support the lives of reindeer farmers, the local government provided them with a monthly stipend. Many families have moved to live in some villages with schools, hospitals and children.

Although life has changed a lot from before, Dukha people still do not forget to maintain their specific cultural identities and circulate them for the next generations.