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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A SPECIFIC WAR The headman of the village, Matowa, was a particularly
aggresive man. According to Rerebawa and Kaobawa, Matowa was the only
fierce man in the entire village, the true waiteri (fierce one) of the group. I met him
briefly in ...
Matowa, who already had several wives, decided to take Manasinawa's wife from
him and add her to his own household. This resulted in the final club fight that led
to the separation of Kaobawa's group from the Monou-teri. Manasinawa's wife ...
However, Matowa was not satisfied that he had forced the Patanowa-teri to
capitulate — to leave for home. He decided to raid them. In January of 1966 he
and a party of men from Monou-teri raided the Patanowa-teri at the latter's village.
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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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