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CHIEF OF SATERE MAURE AND SLEEPING POISON ANTS OF THE RITUAL

Thousands of ants are given a sleeping tea in order to prepare them for the ritual of coming of age. Young boys are made to wear palm mittens filled with these ants who come awake once agitated inside the glove during the dancing and ceremony that lasts over several painful days. The bites alone can kill the boy performing the ritual to be given the right to fish and hunt with the men of the tribe. This is the tribe of my Mothers heritage.