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Tales of the Yanomami

Daily Life in the Venezuelan Rainforest

Jacques Lizot

Pages: 198
Price: $19.95
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pub Date: 1985
ISBN: 0521406722

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Table of Contents >

Foreword by Timothy Asch
Preface to the English edition 
1. The great shelter from day to day
2. The Magical Powers
3. War and Alliance
Notes on phonetic transcription
Yanomami terms
South American flora and fauna
Other works on the Yanomami

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Author lived with this tribe for fifteen years, and describes their lifestyle, magic realms, and politics, often using stories told by members of the tribe. Interesting chapter on shamanic use of Virola and Anadenanthera snuffs. Includes photos, Yanomami glossary, bibliography.. 

Reviews/Excerpts >

'...an impressive (and equally disturbing) account of Yanomami life and myth...Lizot is a poet for the Yanomami.' - Redmond O'Hanlon

'...an outstanding work...deserves to be widely read, not just by anthropologists but by all who have an interest in understanding tribal societies.' - Journal of Latin American Studies


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