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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Arrows are made from 6-foot-long shafts of cultivated cane. They are often
assumed to be 'spears' by people who see them for the first time, either in
photographs or when they physically handle them. Two long black feathers from
the wing of ...
The fighting continued for just a few minutes after this, but during these few
minutes the men were rapidly changing the points of their arrows to war tips:
curare and lanceolate bamboo. The women and children began to cry, knowing
that the ...
They shot him and killed him with one volley of arrows as he reached for the fruits
of the palm. Ironically, one of Matowa's 'brothers', who also participated in this
raid, was married to one of the Bosibrei 's daughters. The Monou-teri had ...
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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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