Prologue, Chapter 1
• Yanomamo is a relatively untouched tribe in the Amazon.
• Violent death is common.
• Unexplained deaths are due to evil spirits.
• Yanomamo avoid rivers.
• Tribe gives prominent people new names.
• Chagnon spends almost a year with the Yanomamo.
• Yanomamo use only three numbers.
• Author discusses various contacts.
• Chagnon experiences severe culture shock.
• Men snort hallucinogenic drugs.
• Hygiene is not a concern.
• The Bisaasi-teri tribe lives at the confluence of the Orinoco and Mavaca rivers.
• Traveling parties visit neighboring village.
• Snakebites are prevalent.
• Author discusses means of travel.
• Poisons are examined.
• Author discusses hair cuts, village structure, and hunting game.
• Gardens are discussed.
• War and aggression between tribes is examined.
• Yanomamo like to camp out.
• Dietary concerns are discussed.
• Chagnon explains male/female relationships.
• Chagnon discusses Yanomamo language.
• Everything can be put into two classes - nature and culture.
• The Yanomamo views on sex, souls, and...
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