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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Jaguar, in a story in which he is known as Hgo, has exterminated most of
mankind. An old man in one of the villages is sleeping, snoring very loudly.
Jaguar enters the village and carries his son off, who screams and protests that
Jaguar is ...
Jaguar's motive was to insult as viciously as possible and he tried to be as
obnoxious as he could with his caustic retorts to the old woman. 'What kinds of
food are they seeking?' he asked. 'They went collecting peaches,' said the old
The Jaguars ate, sucking the marrow from the bones, passing bits and morsels
back and forth as in a feast: 'This is for your sister!' 'This is for your brother-in- law!'
'This is for your mother!' Outside, the adults were blowing the acrid smoke into ...
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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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