Everything you need to understand or teach Ya̧nomamö by Napoleon Chagnon.
Superstitions play a major role in the daily lives of the Yanomamo people. Infant mortality rates are high and it is generally accepted that all unexplained deaths are the result of evil spirits. More specifically, it is often believed that someone sends those evil spirits. To achieve revenge, tribe members send out evil spirits of their own.
Napolean A. Chagnon is an anthropologist who spends several years during multiple visits to the Yanomamo people of Brazil and Venezuela, then relates his findings in the form of this monograph. Chagnon reveals many aspects of the Yanomamo tribes, including details about two men who were important to his research. Kaobawa is headman of a Bisaasi-teri tribe of the Yanomamo people. He is a quiet, unassuming man who leads largely by example. When he needs his people to clear the weeds from a central area in preparation of a feast, he...
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