(Get Answer) – Field notes 2 | ANTH 3001 – Indigenous Peoples in the Modern World | Walden University

 During Week 2, you identified an indigenous group and shared the reasons for your selection. This week, you take a closer look at the group that you have identified by examining its culture. What is culture? Culture is the learned, shared understandings among a group of people. Culture helps to explain how people live, behave, and act and how to interact with others. In this week’s Field Notes, you examine elements of the culture of an indigenous group. 


  • Review the assigned chapters in the Omohundro course text.
  • Review the indigenous group that you selected in Week 2.
  • Choose two elements of culture from your selected indigenous group. (Note: Elements of culture might include rituals, religious beliefs and practices, marriage customs, gender roles, celebrations, birthdays, holidays, economic, government or social systems.)


  • Welsch, R.L. & Vivanco, L.A. (2021). Cultural anthropology: Asking questions about humanity (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press.
    •  Chapter 2, “Culture: Giving Meaning to Human Lives” (pp. 33-45)
    • This is already discussed in Chapter 1 of the text.
  • Peters-Golden, H. P. (2012). Culture sketches: Case studies in anthropology (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
    • Chapter 3, “The Basseri: Pastoral Nomads on the il-Rah” (pp. 40-59)
    • Chapter 8, “The Minangkabau: Matriliny and Merantau” (pp. 142-157)
    • Chapter 10, “The Ojibwa: ‘The People’ Endure” (pp. 177-193)
    • The chapters from this text provide case study analyses of individual groups around the globe.
  • Reyes-García, V., Guêze, M., Díaz-Reviriego, I., Duda, R., Fernández-Hamzares, A., Gallois, S., Napitupulu, L., Orta-Martínez, M., & Pyhälä, A. (2016). The adaptive nature of culture: A cross-cultural analysis of the returns of local environmental knowledge in three indigenous societies.Links to an external site. Current Anthropology, 57(6), 761-784. Retrieved from
    Reading Focus: Pages 761-763. In “The Adaptive Nature of Culture,” Dr. Reyes-García shares fieldwork findings relative to three key hunter-gatherer societies: The Tsimane of the Amazon region; the Baka of the Congo Basin; and the Punan of Borneo.
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