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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Kaobawd's group remained behind (B) and just a few hundred feet from the two
other shabonos (From Chagnon, 1968c) many palm fruits to get a full belly.
Peach palm fruits have a relatively small seed (some have no seed at all) and a
1 Indeed, in some areas so much food is provided that the participants
competitively drink enormous quantities of banana soup or peach palm gruel,
vomit it up, and return for more (Figure 5.1). The plaza rapidly becomes dotted
with large ...
Someone stole the peach-palm fruit belonging to a man in the other group,
resulting in another food theft for revenge, a club fight, and then raiding, but it
should be pointed out that the raiding came about only after a long history of
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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
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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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