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Ticuna (Tikuna)
 


Ticuna (Tikuna) Girl - Ceremony of Pelazon.  Note toucan hanging from the belt.  The toucan relates to her tribal clan.  She is a member of a "bird clan."  Clans are important in this native Amazonian tribe as inter-marriage between different classes of clans is obligatory, thus preventing inbreeding and genetic drift in small communities. 


 

 
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