International Action Against Racial Discrimination

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The Dutch colonised Tana Toraja in 1906 and introduced the Dutch Reformed Church. On their side anthropologists were concerned that the processes of social change to which the governments were committed be beneficial rather than harmful to the subject societies, an aim that entailed the introduction of value judgments at every turn. In the Comanche, groups or families could leave one band and join another.

Pages: 384

Publisher: Clarendon Press; 1 edition (August 1, 1996)

ISBN: 0198280610

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