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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One man in particular, a famous shaman named Dedeheiwa, was always
mentioned. I will speak more about him below. The nomohori happened at a
place called Amiana-taka, and it was in revenge for the killing of Ruwahiwa
described in ...
The Deaths of Mb'awa and Dedeheiwa Moawa died, probably of some
respiratory infection, in about 1977-78. When I reached Kaobawa's village in
1985 one of Dedeheiwa' s sons was there. He called me aside and eagerly told
me in very ...
Dedeheiwa, the most respected shaman in the village, weeds his garden,
interrupted periodically by his wife and children, who groom him while he rests. A
Father Washes His Children, 1974, 13 min. Dedeheiwa, respected shaman and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Karin7 - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kassilem - LibraryThing
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
Myth and Cosmos
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