In this remote tribe living in the forest, a man can marry up to four wives. And this tribe is not always open to tourists.
Drew Binsky is a famous travel blogger in the world travel community. He owns a personal channel that attracts more than 2 million followers. Recently, the American blogger had the opportunity to visit an indigenous tribe located in the most remote area of Mexico – the Lacandon Indians.
Lacandon people have a habit of having long hair and wearing white
According to Drew, this tribe is not always open to tourists. Thanks to a companion named Diego, he was “special” here. So, he took advantage of 72 precious hours to learn about the fascinating culture of these Aboriginal people living in the deep forest.
It is known that Lacandon forest is the largest tropical forest in North America. This place stretches from Chiapas, through Guatemala and down to Honduras. The aboriginal people living here also named the tribe after the forest.
American Blogger said, there are still less than 1,000 Lacandon people living in four separate villages, all located in deep forest Lacandon in the state of Chiapas (Mexico) – where about 10 miles from the Guatemala border.
They are descendants of the ancient Mayans
Lacandon people like to wear white as a symbol of peace, Drew said. They often have long hair and communicate with each other in a unique language called Hach tʼan.
In fact, the Lacadon people are descendants of the ancient Mayans. Their lives cut off all contact with the outside world.
A Lacandon man can take up to 4 wives to help support the housework and take care of the children
One of the other interesting things about Lacandon culture is that a man can marry four wives. This is similar to Islam. Since the men here often own a lot of land, they need many wives to support the cultivation or washing of clothes.
The Lacandon people today are living separately from the outside, so they have to survive on their own. During his 72-hour experience here, Drew said, he found the tribe “had a great system”. In it, the women will take care of the kitchen, take care of the children and clean the house, while the man who is the breadwinner of the family will make the utensils and find food.
Life expectancy of the Lacandon people is higher than the average Mexican due to a healthy source of food and diet
At first glance, life in the tropical forests can be very difficult. But in fact, the food source here is quite plentiful. According to his companion Diego, they can find bananas, papaya, coconuts and onions … These items are completely natural, not affected by chemicals, so they are very good for health.
In the Lacandon rainforest where people live, there are more than 100 types of edible fruits and plants. Food sources from water are also plentiful, there are fish, snails, frogs or turtles – which provide protein sources.
Thanks to healthy food and diet, the Lacando people have a longevity that far exceeds the Mexican average (74 years old). Even there are old men and grandmothers in the village who live up to a hundred years old but are still very lucid.