during the initiation test, conducted when the child male and female, hit the age of 10 to go and find their animal. they must track, hunt and kill the animal that 'connects' with them within two moons. by NO circumstances must the child let their connected animal escape. if so, and the child returns with no animal, he/she will be shunned and discriminated as they have not proven to be competent to even hunt a single animal and will not be tattooed and welcomed into the tribe as a mature male/female and he/she will not be able to choose a mate and most certainly no chance in joining the tribe's hunting party.
the character shown here is Nanuk, a female on her hunting initiation.
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