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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headman himself visited Kaobawa's village and invited the entire group to his
village to take refuge. They accepted the offer, and in January of 1951, after
conducting one revenge raid on the enemies, moved to Mahekodo-teri.3 The ...
but I can predict by now the villages they will be found in because I know the
history of the fissions and village dispersals of the larger population. ... After 1968
outside contacts and mission presence began to affect Kaobawa's village.
I had to dissuade him from calling the Venezuelan National Guards from Puerto
Ayacucho to arrest Kaobawa and others in his village and put them in jail. The
provocation was that a group of visitors to Kaobawa's village from a distant,
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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
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