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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We set off with our back packs at about 2:00 p.m. and soon began running into
fresh signs of human activity — footprints made a day before, husks of palm fruits,
discarded items of no value, broken twigs where someone cleared the trail as he
Her husband later began to suspect that he did not cause the pregnancy and
grew very suspicious. His wife told him that a bird named Kawamari gave her the
meat, for she wanted to conceal the fact that she was pregnant by a jaguar.
As it seeped in, the Jaguars inside began choking and coughing. There was
smoke everywhere, and the Jaguars began getting delirious and screamed from
the pain of the pepper smoke. They began dying in large numbers. Flashes of ...
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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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