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The Fang Tribe
Transcript of The Fang Tribe
On their farm they mainly grow manioc and plantains
The Fang live in bark houses
The Fang migrated into their current area from the northeast in recent centuries as small groups of nomadic farmers.
Their militant nature allowed them to seize land from their weaker neighbors as they moved in.
Located in Equatorial Guinea , Central Gabon, and Cameroon.
Hot, Humid Equatorial Forests
Each village is made of bark houses arranged in a pattern on a straight street
The size of the village depends on what resources are available
The Fang are especially known for their guardian figures which they attached to wooden boxes containing bones of the ancestors.
The bones, by tradition, are said to contain the power of the dead person, in fact, the same amount of power that the person had while still alive.
The traditional religion of Fang centered around ancestors who are believed to wield power in the afterlife as they did as living leaders of the community.
The skulls and long bones of these men were believed to retain power and to have control over the well-being of the family.
The Fang Tribe
The rainforest surrounding the Fang must be subjected to slash and burn techniques
By rotating crops year round erosion, and soil depletion is avoided
Large knives are used to clear forests, and most cultivation is done with a hoe
Tradition and Religion
None Were Found