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    Yanomamo The Yanomamo are a tribe of twenty thousand who live in about two hundred and fifty widely dispersed villages in Brazil and Venezuela. It was first thought that the Yanomamo were a group of hunter-gatherers, but contrary to that thought they actually cultivate their own crops for food. They also hunt and forage, but only as needed. While the Yanomamo travel for several weeks when the jungle fruits and vegetables are ripe, they are a tribal society settled in villages, which break

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    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

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    The Yanomamo, the largest isolated tribe in South America, are a hunter-gatherer community with multiple unique characteristics of their culture. This society is very underdeveloped due to their isolation, for example their technology is not near what developed countries have experienced over the past century. The main technological feature is the clay pot, and since it is fragile, the men handle the cooking due to the fact that women are seen as “clumsy”. This is one of the many examples that show

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    behaviors, tattoos, body piercings, feathers, etc. One Indian tribe that fulfills this stereotype is the Yanomamo tribe. This tribe is located on the border of Brazil and Venezuela. The Yanomamo tribe is a community of Indians that encourages the males to be dominant by teaching the females to be less dominant. By doing so, within the tribe there are many aggressive men. The men in the Yanomamo village are aggressive due to the lack of resources, the need for dominance, and the environment in which

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    Yanomamo: People of the Rainforest Essay

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    Yanomamo: People of the Rainforest Located in the Amazon Basin of Southern Venezuela and Northern Brazil, the Yanomamo are an indigenous group numbering close to 23,000. They utilize slash and burn horticulture, hunting and gathering to survive within their ecosystem. Napoleon Chagnon termed the group, “fierce people”, citing their numerous disputes within non-allied villages. Aside from their periodic warfare, they have managed to build and sustain their unique culture through adaptations

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    Yanomamo Paper Assignment      Napoleon Chagnon has spent about 60 months since 1964 studying the ‘foot people’ of the Amazon Basin known as the Yanomamo. In his ethnography, Yanomamo, he describes all of the events of his stay in the Venezuelan jungle. He describes the “hideous” appearance of the Yanomamo men when first meeting them, and their never-ending demands for Chagnon’s foreign goods, including his food. There are many issues that arise when considering Chagnon’s

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    The Yanomamo, a group of about 10,000 indigenous tribesmen of the Brazilian Amazons, have earned the nickname of the “fierce people” for good reason. They are thought to be one of the most violent, male-dominated tribes to date. Aggression has become immensely ingrained in this culture, and has prevailed for much of their existence. Although some may deny and reject any rationale behind their behaviors, Harris (1989) discusses the reasoned dynamics of this unique tribe in Cows, Pigs, Wars & Witches:

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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

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    For this week’s lecture we had five different readings. There were two chapters, chapter five and twelve, from “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins. The other readings were chapters five, six, and seven From “Yanomamo” by Napoleon A. Chagnon. In chapter five from “The Selfish Gene”, Dawkins discusses the idea that animals of the same species are more likely to be aggressive towards each other because they share more of the same resources. This makes a lot of sense because two animals that do not

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    There are many differences between the South American Yanomamo culture and the North American culture that we have adapted to, but just at there is culture diversity between us, we have some similarities. The ethnography, which is chose, was “Yanomamo” written by Napoleon A. Chagnon, anthropologists. Chagnon tells us how to it was to live among the Yanomamo family, political and warfare system versus the American Culture. The Yanomamo are of patrilineal culture, male oriented and very sexist

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