Aboriginals Before Colonisation In Australia

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Aboriginals before colonisation Religion and belief Aboriginal religion, like many other religions, is characterised by having a god or gods who created people and the environment at the beginning of time. Each tribe has its own god just as each has its own language. Aboriginal people are very religious and spiritual, but rather than praying to a god that they cannot see, each group generally believes in a number of different gods, whose image is often represented in some visible form. This form may be a particular landscape feature, an image in a rock art shelter, or in a plant or animal form. Ceremonies play an important role in aboriginal life. Small ceremonies or rituals are still practised in some remote parts of Australia, such as Arnhem Land and central Australia. These…show more content…
Some Indian tribes of the far north relied almost only on hunting and fishing to survive. Some Native American tribes were mostly hunters who moved around frequently to follow herds of bison or caribou. These tribes usually worked together to drive large animals into an ambush, a man-made pit, or over a cliff and sometimes sett controlled fires or built fences to cut off their escape. In other tribes each member would hunt by themselves, catching deer, rabbits or other game. They also tried to catch them by setting traps. In fishing tribes, Native American fishermen would either catch fish, or set fish nets and wooden traps for them. Native hunting and fishing weapons ranged from tribe to tribe but the most used weapons were bows and arrows, spears, harpoons, fish-hooks, and blowguns. Another very important source of food materials was Farming. Native Americans that used farming to produce food used special farming techniques like irrigation, terracing, crop rotation, and planting windbreaks to improve their farms. They usually harvested enough crops to dry and store for the

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