HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS: THE SIMATALU, SUMATRA - 63265

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The Simatalu people on Siberut Island off the coast of Sumatra believe that spirits from the forest inhabit their bodies. They need to sing and dance, and have a good life, or the spirits may depart, causing them illness or even death. To cope with the threat of disease and death, the people of Siberut have come to terms with their environment and that means obeying the rules of nature as much as the rules of men.

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