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Children of the Pale Fox

The Dogon people in West Africa are a truly mysterious tribe. They believe their ancestors descended to Earth from space in a wicker basket. Considering themselves to be "the children of the pale fox”, they worship a faraway star and practice magic. They possess a surprisingly accurate knowledge of our solar system and have their own calendar. Their traditions, everyday life and social order make the tribe a real goldmine for anthropologists.

Relared: Dogon people's rites and their connection to the star Sirius B



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