Yanomamo: The Fierce People Setting & Symbolism

Napoleon Chagnon
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Amazonia

Where the Yanomamo tribe live, near the border between Venezuela and Brazil.

Mavaca River

The headwaters of this water way is where Chagnon did the majority of his research. The Mavaca empties into the Orinoco.

Bisaasi-teri

The tribe Chagnon lives with for most of his research. The tribe is a "splinter" of the Patanowa-teri tribe.

Shamatari

Another Yanomamo tribe, with a history of "bitter warfare" against the Bisaasi-teri tribe.

Sukumona ka u

The "River of Parakeets" and home to the Shamatari tribe led by Sibarariwa.

Orinoco River

A river near the Yanomamo's encampment where Chagnon does the majority of his research.

Parima Mountains

A range of small mountains located to the east of the Yanomamo village where Chagnon does most of his research.

Husu namo

A dart, dipped in curare poison. It is shaped like a pencil and used primarily for hunting monkeys, though it may also...

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