If you go back in history, we all come from some sort of nomadic group that dared to migrate and populate the various parts of the world. If you look around the world, there are still obvious tribal influences in places like the Middle East, Africa, India, and South America. But being part of a tribe is not necessarily what most people envision when then think about tribes. They picture nomads on camels, families living off of the land living in huts, or performing rituals with spears and shields. The reality is that there are tribes all around the world. The definition of a tribe is a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader. There are tribal divisions in Europe, Asia, and the United States. We just think of them as regional differences, such as Sicily versus the people from Tuscany, but ultimately these cultural and even linguistic differences help define the people who live there. Not true in the melting pot that is the United States some might say, then visit Louisiana or Texas and then consider the definition of a tribe. Lets celebrate our differences instead of hoping for a homogenized world. This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is Transient (drifters and nomads). Here are some photos of a couple of tourist activities that celebrate our nomadic past.
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