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  • Chagnon Debate Essay

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    Chagnon Debate In Patrick Tierney’s article “The Fierce Anthropologist,” he discussed the faults that are, or may be, present in Napoleon Chagnon’s anthropological research of the Yanamamo, or “The Fierce People,” as Chagnon has referred to them in his best-selling book on the people. Due to Chagnon’s unparalleled body of work in terms of quantity and, as many argue, quality, Marvin Harris draws heavily on his research to support his point, which is that the origin of war is ecological and

  • Into The Heart Analysis

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    Into the Heart: One Man's Pursuit of Love and Knowledge Among the Yanomama. By Kenneth Good with David Chanoff is Anthropologist Kenneth Good’s attempt to disprove Napoleon Chignon critics who argued that ecological factors, not genetics, were responsible for their horrible temperament. Good goes to the rain forests of the Amazon to live and study the diet among the Yanomami. Good began a relationship with his village that continued not for the anticipated 15 months but for 11 years. He found more

  • The Yanomami And Gender : The Unique Development Of A Society

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    The Yanomami and Gender Today we live in a globalized world, the world is interlinked on so many social, political, and economic levels that everyone’s culture has somewhat bled into each other’s. So it is extremely rare for anthropologist to find tribes like the Yanomami. “The Yanomami are a tribe of roughly twenty thousand Amazonian Indians living in 200 to 250 villages along the border between Venezuela and Brazil.” (Borofsky, R., & Albert, B. 2005). The Yanomami have been studied by anthropologist

  • The And Its Effects On The Environment

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    Their location impacts many things about their culture as they are surviving based on their environment. For food, this tribe relies heavily on hunting and edible plants that grow naturally in the Amazon Rainforest in addition to their personal garden. Due to Chagnon reporting that the Yanamomi are incredibly violent many believed that they were savage hunters. However, only about 15-20% of their food is meat, the rest comes from their personal gardens which are mainly cared for by the women in the

  • Yanomamo Tribe Culture

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    In order to understand how the Yanamamo people’s culture was affected by outside influences, we must first lean where they live and how they lived. The Yanamamo people live in South America, in that part of Brazil and Venezuela. They are the most isolated indigenous tribes in the Amazon, but they have separate villages. Every village is considered an economically and politically independent. Traditionally the Yanamamo are a semi-nomadic people who rely on agriculture and hunting to survive. Their

  • The Proximate Causes Of Violence In The Yanomamo Culture

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    In the Yanomamo culture, warfare is practiced as a way to demonstrate the strength of a village, or individual. Overall, warfare is practiced in the Yanomamo culture because of a combination of factors. One of the proximate, or indirect, causes of the violence include seeking revenge for villagers who have been killed. Another proximate cause of violence that it is used to steal women from other villages in order to increase the number of available wives. Also, villages must appear intimidating and

  • Emerald Forest Essay

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    machine guns and nuclear bombs are very complex weapons. However, long blowpipes and arrows require great skills to create them, and many people in the tribes can create the weapons. In addition, the communal area the Invisible People lived in called a shabono and their way of life had as many cultural advantages as the single-family living situations in the U.S. The communal living provides tribes with a sense of unity and closeness whereas the single-family living situation gives Americans the privacy

  • The Corps Of Discovery And The Native Americans

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    On February 28, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson, with the approval of congress, created the Corps of Discovery. Their mission was to map the newly acquired western lands of the Louisianna Purchase, almost 1803—828,000 square miles of unexplored territory, as well as find a route to the Pacific Ocean. This expedition was led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. During their adventure, the group encountered many hostile Native American groups, and if not for Sacagawea, these tribes would have surely

  • Response Paper : ' A Deep Into The Amazon Rainforest '

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    Yanomamӧ Response Paper Traveling deep into the Amazon rainforest, Napoleon Chagnon, lived amongst the Yanomamӧ tribes that occupied the land on the border of Brazil and Venezuela. In doing so he was able to write an ethnography about his observations and interpretations of the culture and human behaviors of the Yanomamӧ people. From his studies, Chagnon found that the Yanomamӧ have always been one of the most violent culture, who are always living in chronic warfare, often over women, so they can

  • The ' Manifest Destiny, And The Economic Rewards

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    The influence of the “Manifest Destiny” and the possible economic rewards were the driving force behind Jefferson’s desire to send Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to go on a three year expedition westwards to the Pacific Ocean in August of 1803. While the journey to the West provided Lewis and Clark was one that was both fascinating and difficult, the journey back home was one that was filled with obstacles. Some of the difficulties faced on the journey home can be attributed to the climate and