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##History of the tribe ¶

the aAmazons are livinge in isolation in the deep rainforest. tThey look primitive, but their wood-based technology is more complex than it appears. ¶

tThe aAmazons are uniquely adapted to their environment. They never had a chance to learn much about mMetals, which are scarce in their home environment., Tso they aire very rudskimentaryll in mining and smelting is rudimentary. Instead, they have mastered the use of the various kinds of wood. iIronwood, a very hard and dense wood, is used for support in buildings and for weapons. bBalsa, very light, is used in the non load-bearing parts of buildings to make them lighter, and in some armor. ThRubbeyr aliso extract rubberd from resin and use itd for padding in armor and for waterproofing. lLacking iron nails, they use ropes for tying wood when interlocking does not suffice. theyAmazons are also adept at growing trees in difficult environment, and have developed fertilizers to improve a poor terrain. agriculture and hunting weight equally in their diets. wWhen aAmazons travel, they bring seeds of all their important trees, so that they wouldare always be able to rebuild their jungle home from scratch. The Amazons feast on both plants and animals, and hunting is necessary for a balanced diet.

hHaving lived without major changes since before memory, and depending entirely on resources they could easily overexploit, aAmazons hadve a strong focus on making all their resources renewable. Their complex interdependence with their environment is best exemplified in their myth of mMother jJungle and fFather rRiver, where those two elements are seen as aging parents; they take care of their aAmazon children, but they also need their children to take care of them. ¶

oOn the down side, having adapted so well to their jungle home, they have a very hard time adapting to anything else. Even after coming into contact with other tribes, they could nevscherw learning metals,work and asdvanced tmining. Theyse wouskildls arequ vire thwem tod pickas up something new from cesscratchry, that would requkireng generations to master, and using non-renewable resources.