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“Real freedom lies in wilderness, not in civilization,” as stated by Charles Lindbergh (“Charles Lindbergh,” 2001). I believe this quote better sums up the once free lives of the !Kung people among many other indigenous groups. The !Kung are a band of people who live close to the border of Botswana, Africa. Another name for the !Kung is Ju/’hoansi. At a time before resettlement and formation of the new border with Botswana, their lives were simpler, healthier, and free. The Ju/’hoansi are an indigenous people in Africa that once relied on the land for all of their lively needs such as food, water, clothing, and housing. In the early 1900s, the lives they once knew, died (Sylvain, 2001, p. 719). I believe when white settlers came to the lands of the Ju/’hoansi, they changed their views of how to live life by influencing methods of politics, unequal treatment of genders, and forcing them to live the way their bosses, white men, wanted them to live. Based on information of a variety of scholarly articles from JSTOR that support my idea, the Ju/’hoansi Bushmen have been highly influenced to the point of forced brainwashing to live and work under the white farmers. A particular method of influence from the white and Afrikan farmers have made a drastic change in the Ju/’hoansi gender roles that have established a hierarchy within the families. Before the white settlers became permanent residents of the Bushmen’s land, the Ju/’hoansi were living as nomads that hunted…

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