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Xingu: The Indians, Their Myths

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A comprehensive and detailed description of the anthropology of the Amazonian Indians, this record brings to life a culture that has resisted all forms of modern civilization. An investigation of the Xingu Indians—a tribe living in total isolation from the world that lives in ecological and social balance—this work discusses their myths and rituals, traditions and culture, ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Souvenir Press (first published 1973)
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read only now, for nostalgia, this was already a historical document from the 70s, outdated when i took anthropology, but reminds me of the ethnographical work read, the different ways we humans live, the different ideas we manifest in our cultures. reminds me also of being so young, so open, so ready, able to believe everything about the human world is contingent even if our human desires are so similar... but no it might seem confused storytelling if you have never read anth...
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