1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus Setting & Symbolism

Charles C. Mann
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The Beni

Archaeologist Clark Erickson believes that the Indians of the Beni operated a sophisticated and expansive fishing industry and that they maintained and expanded grasslands by intentionally setting huge areas on fire. Currently in other regions north of the Beni, the manipulation of the land for specific purposes still enjoys widespread use. Ranchers and agrarians are eyeing the open and fertile lands of these regions. A new highway from the coast is bringing in new businesses. The local Indians do not want the Beni to become the poster child for a “return to nature.” They want to be in control of their own land and be able to continue their seasonal burnings, a process that is not supported by conservationists.

Nomads of the Longbow

Nomads of the Longbow was a book written by Allan R. Holmberg who had lived among the Siriono for several years and wrote...

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