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Anthropologically and historically Samoans are people of Polynesia who migrated according to some historians from Malaya or India and according to others from India or Asia even some believe that they came from Raiatea or Hawaiki Culturally they are polite respectful generous and outstandingly hospitable Morally they are jealous envious revengeful and prone to falsehood Samoans are defined in the Websters Dictionary as One of the natives of Samoa among the finest and purest in type of the Polynesians known for their cleanliness dignity and intelligence The two articles I chose to use were on the topics of their mythologies about birth and death and their body art or tattooing The Samoans of today are much different in many ways from the old ways and traditions This was caused by the arrival of such groups as the Ambassadors of Christ invaded the island in attempts to civilize them and convert them to Christianity I will be referring to the period prior to these invasions occurring for I believe that was the true culture and nature of the Samoans There are many customs and superstitions common to the Samoan people in connection with the birth of a child as well as in the case of a loss of life Tattooing to the Samoans was not only a method of expression but also a rite of passage from child to becoming a man The customs and superstitions connected to the birth of a child also varied These started with the first month of pregnancy and continued during the whole period until delivery of the child I found all of these customs and superstitions to be very interesting The birth of a deformed child and the death of the mother during labor were both contributed to the non-observance of these customs and superstitions of these prenatal taboos The worries of a young wife began when she came to live with the family of her husband The women of
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