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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The first attempt I made to contact Sibarariwa's village was in 1966, near the end
of my first field trip. It was unsuccessful primarily because my young guides, three
in number, forced me to turn back. Two were from Bisaasi-teri and the third was ...
We were in the headwaters of the Mavaca, and beyond the stark ridge ahead of
us lay the almost legendary Shukumona ka u, the River of Parakeets and
homeland of the Shamatari — and lair of the legendary Sibarariwa and his
warriors.8 I ...
CONCEPTIONS OF THE MISHIMISHIMABOWEI-TERI The Bisaasi-teri conceived
of Mishimishimabowei-teri as being "Sibarariwa's" village. Sibarariwa was one of
the most prominent men who lived there, a renowned headman. He indeed did ...
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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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