Based on the author's extensive fieldwork, this classic ethnography, now in its fifth edition, focuses on the Yanomamo. These truly remarkable South American people are one of the few primitive sovereign tribal societies left on earth. This new edition includes events and changes that have occurred since 1992, including a recent trip by the author to the Brazilian Yanomamo in 1995.
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Indeed, the distinctions I am making and the analyses of the terrain differences
just mentioned are now also being explored elsewhere in the Amazon basin by
other anthropoligists working in other tribal groups and their initial results are ...
Among the more important foods not yet discussed are several root crops.
Manioc, a starchy root staple widely found throughout the Amazon Basin, is
cultivated in small quantities by most Yanomamo. They CULTURAL ECOLOGY
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JIn 1967 a Brazilian Air Force pilot casually told me of dropping bombs on
uncontacted native villages in the Amazon basin whose residents were
suspected of being hostile to Brazilian pioneers. Other researchers in the
Brazilian Amazon ...
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Note that this is apparently a reprint of a book from the 1960s. The author has since been discredited. I studied this for an anthropology class. Read full review
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I've never really knew much about the Yanomamo before this besides the fact that they lived in circular structures and used hallucinatory drugs. And only that because I had to do a tiny bit of ... Read full review
Doing Fieldwork among the Yanomamo
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