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Chief Approval

We had an interpreter while we stayed on the San Blas Islands.

He stayed with us anytime we went somewhere and to ensure our safety.

He told us about their culture, their beliefs and the way of the people. On the

islands, there are numerous albino people than I have ever seen

in my lifetime. They are considered to be cursed. Every

morning the men would get up and get on their boats to catch

food, or to trade. While the men were out, the women took care

of the family. If someone was able to care for the family, the

rest of the women would go to the mountain tops to pay

respects to their departed loved ones. The children played and

helped around the hut.