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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said Jaguar. 'Well, they also mentioned that they wanted hardshell crabs,' said
the old woman. 'Hrumpf! Their tits will turn into armour plating if they eat them!'
said Jaguar. 'Well, they also were after crayfish, too, ' added the old woman. '
At one point Kaobawa's men, sore from the punishment they had taken and
worried that they would ultimately lose the fight, wanted to escalate the contest to
an ax duel (Figure 5.7; see the film The Ax Fight for a documentary of this
This became something of a touchy point in my relations with the Bisaasi-teri,
who wanted me to stay with them. Mishimishimabowei-teri was in the headwaters
of the Mavaca River, relatively isolated from contact and difficult to reach by a ...
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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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