Not far from Lake Turkana, at the mouth of the Omo River, Dr. Abati’s team finds one of the most isolated warrior tribes of southwest Ethiopia. The Dassanetch make use of the periodic flooding of the Omo River as part of their agropastoral economy. Due to their location in isolated lands, the tribes of this region have not undergone many changes in terms of social organization. The values of the Dassanetch seem hardly to have changed since the first visit made by Westerners over a century ago. Dr. Abati’s team observes the everyday activities of the Dassanetch and participates in their traditional dances.

: a different look at true natives

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