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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Bosibrei was almost at the top of the tree when the raiders caught him; he made
an excellent target silhouetted against the sky. They shot him and killed him with
one volley of arrows as he reached for the fruits of the palm. Ironically, one of ...
And then the women wept, fearing for the safety of the raiders. The men picked
up their supplies of food where the women had stacked them and left for
Patanowa-teri. Kaobawa had been complaining all year of severe pains in his
lower back, ...
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 themselves near the commonly used paths to the source of drinking ...
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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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