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Samoan Tribe. The amazing Samoan tribe. Origin Location. 3,700 kilometers southwest Hawaii. Two islands Samoa and American Samoa. Not moved, owned by other countries. New Zealand, England and Germany. Clothing and Appearance . Woman Skirts “Putalasi” matching blouse.
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Samoan TribeThe amazing Samoan tribeOrigin Location
  • 3,700 kilometers southwest Hawaii.
  • Two islands Samoa and American Samoa.
  • Not moved, owned by other countries.
  • New Zealand, England and Germany.
  • Clothing and Appearance
  • Woman Skirts “Putalasi” matching blouse.
  • Men wraparound skirt “Lavalava”
  • More modern t- shirts shorts.
  • Tattoos woman flowers men symbols. http://slodive.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/samoan-tattoos/samoan-tribal-tattoo.jpg
  • Daily Life
  • Food Taro root, yams, bananas, bread fruit, fish, turtle and chicken. Pork reserved.
  • Favorite drink Koko Samoan cocoa beans.
  • Education necessary for future even in isolated villages. 90% can read and write.
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Pig_on_the_Samoan_Umu.jpgReligion and Rites of Passage
  • They are Christians.
  • Roman Catholics, Methodist churches, Mormons, Assembles of god and seventh day Adventists.
  • Chosen religion banished if don’t follow. Mothers May 15th.
  • Greeting “Susa maia lau susaga” welcome sir.
  • Living Conditions
  • Houses on Volcanic Boulder Foundation.
  • Outdoor area for relaxing and Ceremonies.
  • Made with big leafs and coconut leaves.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Seumanutafa%27s_house_Apia_1896.jpg
  • Inquiry Question
  • Difference between old houses and now.
  • Independence in 1962.
  • Better sleeping areas because of new designs that have come.
  • Current Status and Social
  • New Inventions world wide for example new stuff for housing.
  • Different foods for everyday and ceremonies.
  • Used to not eat coconut at all now more eating. In Western Samoa coconut sign of poverty.
  • The Samoan tribe not endangered, but there are different tribes against each other.
  • Reference Page
  • References
  • Countries and Their Cultures. (2014, January 10). Samoans. Retrieved January 9, 2014, from http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Tajikistan-to-Zimbabwe/Samoans.html
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  • Book, I. (2009). The World Book encyclopedia (2009 ed.). Chicago, IL: World Book.
  • Countries and Their Cultures. (2014, January 10). Samoans. Retrieved January 9, 2014, from http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Tajikistan-to-Zimbabwe/Samoans.html
  • Gall, T. L., & Gall, S. B. (1999). Junior Worldmark encyclopedia of world cultures. Detroit, Mich.: UXL.
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations. 2007., Friesen, W., MACPHERSON, C., McARTHUR, T., Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. 2007., Bargatzky, T., et al. (2007, January 1). Samoa. Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved January 12, 2014, from http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Samoa.aspx
  • Book, I. (2009). The World Book encyclopedia (2009 ed.). Chicago, IL: World Book.
  • Countries and Their Cultures. (2014, January 10). Samoans. Retrieved January 9, 2014, from http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Tajikistan-to-Zimbabwe/Samoans.html
  • Gall, T. L., & Gall, S. B. (1999). Junior Worldmark encyclopedia of world cultures. Detroit, Mich.: UXL.
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