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AMAZON NATIVESBY ARKIE MANDZIYHUMANITIES ASSESMENT
The Amazon Natives, it is believed that they came from Asia over 10,000 years ago through the Ber-ing straits. The current population of the Amazon natives is one million but this is only an estimation because there are many native tribes who have not been found. There are over 500 tribes cur-rently in the Amazon right now, sadly they are de-pleting because of loggers/miners killing them and destroying their homes and habitat.
he Amazonian people use the Amazon for living. The Amazon is their home and place of origin. They use the Amazon rainforest and river for food, shel-ter and all the basic needs for a human. Though many of them today are more civilised, e.g. going to the markets to sell fruit and using guns and rifles to hunt,many of them still live isolation from the out-side world and rely only on the rainforest for basic needs and survival.
Sadly many Amazonians are killed by loggers and miners because of their land. Unlike other coun-tries, the tribal people are not legally given land to live on. When loggers/miners buy land that have Amazonian people in it, the Amazonian people wont leave and they are killed for their land.
HOW DO THE AMAZON NATIVES USE THE RAINFOREST?
After many years of living in the Amazon rainfor-est, the Amazonian have adapted to the rainfor-est environment. This can be seen by the way they hunt, they only hunt a specific animal for a short amount of time. This is because they dont want to kill all that type of animal in the rainforest, this is applied to whatever they do; for example fruit and fish and many other resources that take time to grow/populate.The Amazon people do not have a big effect on the environment but they do kill/remove plants from the Amazon effecting its growth rate and population. While some tribes are responsible for forms of deforestation, other tribes are know to actively preserve the rainfor-est.
WHAT EFFECT DO THE AMAZON NATIVES HAVE ON THE RAINFOREST?
Not to attack the loggers/miners
To not overuse the rainforests materials
to no attack outsiders and tourist
to not over hunt certain animals
to no kill sacred animals
to not hunt endangered species
to not disrespect their religion
To have a home
to live in peace
to be respected
to be able to live freely
to not be enslaved and to not be deceived and scammed
to not be abused
WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AMAZONIANS NATIVES?
the Amazonians disrespect their responsibilities this could have a major impact on the Amazon Natives lives. A major part of their responsibility is to not only survive but also ensure they respect the environment. If they take and dont give back, their resources could be lost, become extinct. For example, they have a responsibility to ensure spe-cies dont become extinct so they must stop hunting certain species at various times to ensure they can replenish. Their responsibility is also to both preserve and conserve the land. If they stopped worrying about the land and didnt try and protect it they would cause a lot of damage and may lose their own habitat and the habitat of many fauna an If d flora.
As a community which requires a lot of hunting and gathering, each member must play a role to ensure they meet their responsibilities to ensure their community func-tions effectively eg if their role is a hunter they must fulfill this to ensure the tribe is fed, if their role is to cook they must make sure that they also meet these responsibilities to have a productive community which functions well and ensure optimal health and lon-gevity and a strong sense of community. In my research I learned that some tribes keep their role for their entire lives eg you are a hunter till death.
Many Amazonians die because they dont respect there responsibilities, this can be from attacking miners/loggers/tourists or from doing too much hunting and running out of food.The loggers and miners are one of the main reason that todays Amazon popula-tion is decreasing. Many Amazonians see the miners/loggers as threats ( which they are ) this is why they attack them, but they dont know that the loggers/miners have fire-arms and they end up killing them. The Amazonians need to be responsible to ensure there is not conflict.
WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE AMAZONIANS IF THEY DISRESPECT THEIR RESPONSINBLITIES?
Estimated population:1,000,000+ 0.4% of Brazils population.Tribes:500+ some with their own religion and languageOriginal population:20,000,000++Reasons of decrease:Disease, attacks from loggers/miners, attacks from other tribes, attacks from animals.Languages:this varies from tribesReligions/beliefs:Varies among tribes
STATS AND STATISTICS OF THE AMAZON NATIVES
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