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J-J Rousseau

Noble Savages indeed!

Posted on 2006.02.15 at 08:13
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: B.B. King - I Got Some Help I Don't Need
What does the last known paleolithic group of people have in common with the Vice President of the United States? They both shot a guy.
OK, that was kind of lame, but still...I have to stay topical for you guys. Anyway.
Here is an interesting story about this tribe of people near the Andeman Islands, the Sentinelese, who maintain their isolation at least partially by firing arrows at anyone who comes near, sometimes to deadly effect.
Any comments from you anthropology or social/political theory types? Noble Savages?

Comments:


Tim Lieder
marlowe1 at 2006-02-15 14:01 (UTC) (Link)
Funny. haddayr posted a Celtic poem last night which is a love poem about killing the other guy's woman.

The first noble savages are still the funniest.
Jonathan
theservant at 2006-02-15 14:02 (UTC) (Link)
It's only funny until someone puts an eye out!
metalclarinet
metalclarinet at 2006-02-16 05:15 (UTC) (Link)
I saw the story last week and checked with one of my colleagues to make sure that the Andeman Islands were on the International Points List used for reporting international telephone traffic to and from the U.S. (Work related. Section 43.61 of the FCC Rules.) The reply: yes, and it sounded like it would be a lot better to call rather than visit.
Jonathan
theservant at 2006-02-16 07:02 (UTC) (Link)
I believe that Arthur Conan Doyle used an Andeman Islander as a character in 'The Sign of the Four'
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