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Huaorani of the Western Snippet

  • Authors
  • Aleksandra Wierucka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Prologue

    1. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 1-9
  3. The Western Snippet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 13-31
    3. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 33-48
  4. The Snippet’s Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-50
    2. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 51-62
    3. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 63-68
    4. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 69-111
    5. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 113-118
    6. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 119-127
    7. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 129-135
  5. Miñe—A Man of the Snippet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-141
    2. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 143-149
    3. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 151-161
    4. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 163-166
    5. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 167-172
    6. Aleksandra Wierucka
      Pages 173-175
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-195

About this book

Introduction

Huaorani of the Western Snippet documents changes that the Huaorani culture of eastern Ecuador underwent over a period of fifty years. Part I focuses on the geographical, historical, sociological and economical background of the Ecuadorian Amazon as well as the problems that indigenous groups of this region face. Part II describes different aspects of Huaorani culture, and its consecutive subsections present research completed by anthropologists in different decades of twentieth century, and the data is reviewed and supplemented with data gathered during my research (2007-2013). Part III explores the life of a Huao man, Miñe, who serves as a local shaman. His different social roles are discussed in consecutive subsections in order to understand what shaped him as a person of the Huaorani group.

Keywords

acculturation culture state

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