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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In villages to the north of Kaobawa's, people allegedly cultivate an especially
malevolent plant that can be 'blown' on enemies at a great distance, or sprinkled
on unwary male visitors while they sleep. A particularly feared class of these is ...
They spend several hours each day, if they are shamans, chanting to their tiny
hekura spirits, enjoining them to either attack the souls of enemies or help them
recover souls lost by people in their own village. This is a constant battle, and the
By this time the Patanowa-teri were in rather desperate straits. Their old enemies,
the several groups on the Orinoco River, began raiding them with even greater
frequency, after learning that the Monou-teri and Bisaasi-teri were again at war ...
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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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