The description and portrayal of this tribe make it very hard for the reader to connect or even begin to understand such a strange people.
The tribe Miner describes is seemingly primal and uncivilized, and yet somewhat familiar. This story is trying to get us to look at our own culture from the outside sine we are always thinking we are normal but other cultures are very strange. Horace Miner is mainly known for his studies in mankind, and as an anthropologist he must take into consideration, without preconceived opinions the variety of unique cultures within the human race.
Horace Miner uses a unique approach to help us Americans realize different things about our culture. Then how does Body Ritual among the Nacirema help us understand our own view of other cultures and how we are viewed by other cultures?
Their ways of life are portrayed as uncivilized and barbaric. Body Ritual Among the Nacirema can also be related to the article from the Inquiry reader Shakespeare in the Bush in the sense that people are the same everywhere because of our perceptions but most of all because of our inability to see our own short comings.