The Awa women love animals so much, they’d rather prefer to breastfeed them.
In that case, they become ‘Hanima’ and are treated as part of the family. The animals also have their own bit of work cut out for them as they assist the humans with small jobs like hunting fruits from high trees and cracking nuts open.
Infact, the humans and animals practice a mutualistic way of living.
Sadly, the Awa tribe that occupied the Amazonian forests in east Brazil has been wiped out by colonists and illegal ranchers. Tens of thousands of them first lived in settlements in Brazil’s Maranhao State 500 years ago, but only about 300 remains now.
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