February 14, 2015 11:07 AM   Subscribe

When Hugo Lucitante was a boy, his tribe sent him away to learn about the outside world so that, one day, he might return and save their village. Can he live up to their hopes? posted by the man of twists and turns (2 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Presented like something straight out of a fantasy novel. An innocent childhood shattered by the realization that the weight of the world is on their shoulders, confusion and ignorance turned to skill and knowledge through extraordinary labor, the hero manipulated by outside forces but wresting control as time goes by, a terrible villain threatening all they hold dear. Next is raising the army, which I suppose depends an awful lot on us.
posted by congen at 1:25 PM on February 14, 2015

I think this is a pretty common pattern for indigenous peoples -- we certainly see it in my country. A community pools resources to get the education and social resources for future leaders so the young person can become an asset to the group.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 3:51 PM on February 14, 2015

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