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History of Dasoda-hae Tribe, Their Religion and Culture,

Dasoda-hae people are a small group of people that are Native American that are descendants of the Apache people. They are a very small group of people due to invasion by European most of their land is gone and there are only about 31,000 of them left they can be found in Arizona.

The Dasoda-hae people religion and culture is based on shamanism. They believe in Ussen a Spirit God witch is main part of their life. Some people who are very lucky again connection witch is mostly referred to the �Whisper of Ussen’ or �The gift of Ussen’. Ussen guides the people of Dasoda-hae. They also believe that the land they live on is the land of Ussen and that Ussen whispered to them to come.

Use of Land and Respect for Nature.

Since the land they live is belongs to Ussen they do not mistreat the land by digging it up or harming they use only what they need and do not fall into greed by digging up precious beauties of nature that belong to the land e.g. gold, diamonds ect.

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Originally ceremony take place when a Male or Female is about 17 summers old (17 year old). The male has to have gone through some sort of training e.g. hunter, warrior or shaman is they have the gift of Ussen. The female has to have gone through some sort of training e.g. Hunter, Warrior, craft making, berry gathering, cooking or shaman if they possess the gift of Ussen. Also they have to have some level of spiritual maturity.

This would take place at the winter (end of the year) and it would be all the people in the tribe who have become 17 during the year. Everyone in the tribe would be gathered around and the 17 year old would be lined up in front of the chief (head of the tribe). Each of them would be presented with them a question which is ’What path would you lead’.

It is very rare for a female to chose the path of a Warrior or a Hunter as most tended to lead a path as a Mother and bring life to the world of Ussen. Some also choose to take the path of a spiritual healer. Females with the gift of Ussen have the choice to become a Shaman.

Men tend to have a very limited choice their choice is to either become a Warrior, Hunter, Spiritual Healer or Shaman(if they have the gift of Ussen).

Their parents have no power over their child’s decision it is completely up to them to decide. After this ceremony it marks that they now have total freedom.

That is how it is Traditionally done.

How The Ceremony Is Done In The Modern Day

Today for the Dasado-hae people who live in a modern day society the ceremony is very differently done. Now a days not all Dasado-hae people live in the land of Ussen (due to many conflict with Mexicans and Spaniard). That is why it is very rare for their to be Shamans now a days. Many Dasado-hae people live in big cities.

Over the year there is no longer need for Hunter & Warrior. So the path they choose is simply what career path they want to lead. It can be anything that a person desires but it has to have Ussen approval so usually a Shaman is called to ask for his approval.

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