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    Re: The Bajo "Sea Nomads" and the stars
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2021 Nov 4, 20:58 -0700
    Thanks very much for this, Frank. Absolutely new to me. Wiki has some good photos and sketches in its lengthy article.
    On Nov 3, 2021, at 7:52 PM, Frank Reed <NoReply_FrankReed@fer3.com> wrote:

    

    Here's a youtube video where you can learn a little about the Bajo people who have been living a maritime nomadic existence in parts of Indonesia and neighboring countries for centuries. About six minutes into the video, they talk a little about using the stars for direction.

    Although Polaris is only visible, and that just barely, in part of their territory, the Bajo have a unique geographic advantage for astronomical direction-finding in their home waters...

    A bit more about their history and ancestry at nature.com here.

    Frank Reed

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