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Garífuna Boat, Dangriga, Belize, 2001

Photo: Garífuna Boat

Among the Garífuna people of Belize, fishermen rise before daybreak to head out to sea. Women work farms, raise the children, and prepare meals of fresh fish and cassava, plantains, pineapples, and coconuts plucked from village trees.

(Text adapted from and photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in, "The Gariífuna: Weaving a Future From a Tangled Past," September 2001, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Susie Post Rust

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