A friend alerted me to a recent article in the New Yorker magazine about an isolated, indigenous tribe in Peru, the Mashco. According to the article, "The Mashco had a ritual greeting: they hugged visitors, put their heads on their shoulders, and then felt inside their clothing, as if to ascertain their sex."
This reminded me of an Ocracoke Newsletter I published in February 2013: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022113.htm.
If, in the unlikely event, you visit the Mashco in the Peruvian jungle you may experience this ritual greeting, but rest assured, you will no longer encounter a similar ritual on Ocracoke. It has been forty years since I have witnessed Ocracoke's variation.
By the way, I just learned that tomorrow is International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.
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inlet pilot, and the present day d'Oelsnitz family. Click here to read
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