Kogi inhabit has some of the most endangered tropical rain forests in the entire world. The question later shows itself: are these people even at all qualified to judge our way of life. There is no way to know the exact answer to the question, but all these people know is their beliefs and what they see themselves. They see first handed the destruction around their habitat and how the earth is being harmed by our actions. Every day we industrialize the world more, and the Kogi are seeing the effects of it. Also, their beliefs directly relate to the worship of mother nature and the respect nature deserves. The Kogi tribe sees our way of living as disrespect to mother nature.
They are the only civilization to have survived the Spanish conquests and to have kept their individuality. They are perhaps the only indigenous people in the world who, because of the particular nature of their surroundings, have been able to keep themselves apart and sustain their culture inviolate. And not only that. The one anthropologist who managed to study them in the
1940′s and 50′s concluded that though they are similar in some ways to the other Indian peoples around the Caribbean, northern Central America and south to the Andes, there are such profound differences that “in the end the Kogi stand alone”. In studying the indigenous Kogi tribe there are many questions that I found compelled to answer in order to understand these people and their beliefs. I believe it is important that we understand these peoples authenticity, their understanding of the world, their fears and concerns
about the environment, and if these people are qualified to judge our behavior. Also, I contemplated why their area as the heart of the world, what their fears are, what their concerns are, and what the basis of their value system. What makes these people authentic? After research I found that several factors add to these peoples authenticity. First of all, their backgrounds show a great deal why they are authentic. Over 500 years ago the Spaniards chased the Kogi our of their native land. They moved to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, high in the mountains. They live 17,000 feet above sea level on this pyramid shaped mountain.
Also, they displayed their authenticity when they decided to warn us of the dangers and the destroying of…