In the northeast part of Myanmar, Dr. Abati’s team studies a rural society that exemplifies a way of life practiced by millions. The Pulong believe that their mountain is the center of the universe. The men tattoo their bodies for aesthetic purposes as well as to show their courage and virility. The Pulong’s rural lifestyle is based on a self-sufficient, diverse system of agriculture free of industrial technology and electricity.
: a different look at true natives
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