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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Moawa might have had to be more autocratic and dictatorial because he had
larger and more constant organizational problems than did Kaobawa. Whatever
the cause, there was a stark contrast between these two men and how they
Moawa was stark naked except for his penis string. He was freshly painted in red
and black with decorative plumes and beads hanging from his pierced ears. He
had his bow and arrows with him. Padre Berno solemnly led us to the chapel, ...
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 ...
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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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