Yanomamo: The Fierce People Quotes

Napoleon Chagnon
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"My own habits of personal cleanliness declined to such levels that I didn't even mind being examined by the Yanomamo, as I was not much cleaner than they were after I had adjusted to the circumstances. It is difficult to blow your nose gracefully when you are stark naked and the invention of handkerchief is millennia away," Chapter 1, p. 13.

"Many amused Yanomamo onlookers quickly learned the English phrase, 'Oh shit!', and once they discovered that the phrase offended and irritated the missionaries, they used it as often as they could in their presence," Chapter 1, p. 14.

"We will learn more about political leadership and warfare in a later chapter, but most of the time men like Kaobawa are like the North American Indian 'chief' whose authority was characterized in the following fashion: 'One word from the chief, and each man does as he pleases,'" Chapter 1, p. 27.

"I suddenly...

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