Trekking Through History: The Huaorani of Amazonian Ecuador

Kobo ebook | June 19, 2012

byLaura M. Rival

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The Huaorani of Ecuador lived as hunters and gatherers in the Amazonian rainforest for hundred of years, largely undisturbed by western civilization. Since their first encounter with North American missionaries in 1956, they have held a special place i

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The Huaorani of Ecuador lived as hunters and gatherers in the Amazonian rainforest for hundred of years, largely undisturbed by western civilization. Since their first encounter with North American missionaries in 1956, they have held a special place i

Laura Rival is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Oxford. She has written a number of ethnographic articles and papers on the Huaorani of Ecuador and the Makushi of Guyana. She is the editor of The Social Life of Trees: Anthropological Approaches to Tree Symbolism and the co-editor of Beyond the Visible and the Material: ...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231506228

ISBN - 13:9780231506229

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Table of Contents

Preface
Trekking in Amazonia
The Upper Amazon from Omagua expansion to Zaparo collapse
The time and space of Huaorani nomadic isolationism
Harvesting the Forest's Natural Abundance
Coming back to the Longhouse
Ëëmë Festivals: Ceremonial Increase and Marriage Alliance
Schools in the Rainforest
Prey at the Center

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[Rival's] rich ethnographic analysis and theoretical discussion provide key arguments and materials to re-think further Amazonian people's relationships to the environment.