The religion of Tribal people of India is mainly Animism.However some tribes practice Totemism.Totemism is a belief of tribal people that they have descended from some common ancestor.The ancestor may be a person a river or a tree or a bird etc.This ancestor is known as Totem .

The ancestor image is carved on wooden structures called the Totem Poles. These poles are worshiped .Tribes worshiping the same Totem do not intermarry as they consider themselves to be blood relatives & therefore they practice Clan Exogamy.

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