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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He decided to raid them. In January of 1966 he and a party of men from Monou-
teri raided the Patanowa-teri at the latter's village. They caught Bosibrei climbing
a rasha tree, a prickly cultivated palm that must be climbed slowly and with the ...
raiding party to give him an opportunity to avenge his father's death. The older
men made sure he would be exposed to minimum danger, as this was his first
raid.2 The separated groups of raiders approach the village at dawn and conceal
The Monou-teri and Bisaasi-teri raided against the Patanowa-teri six times while I
lived with them, and each time the preparations for the raid closely followed the
description given above. The Monou-teri returned to their producing site only ...
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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
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