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The Falling Sky

Words of a Yanomami Shaman

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$42.00 • £33.95 • €38.00

ISBN 9780674724686

Publication Date: 11/15/2013

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648 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 halftones, 24 line illustrations, 6 maps

Belknap Press

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  • Foreword [Jean Malaurie]
  • Maps
    • 1. The Yanomami Territory in Brazil (Terra Indígena Yanomami)
    • 2. Location of the Terra Indígena Yanomami
    • 3. Detailed map of the Terra Indígena Yanomami (cited Portuguese toponyms)
    • 4. Detailed map of the Terra Indígena Yanomami (cited Yanomami toponyms)
    • 5. Location of cited ethnic groups
  • Setting the Scene [Bruce Albert]
    • The Yanomami in Brazil
    • Davi Kopenawa, Shaman and Yanomami Spokesperson
    • Bruce Albert, Anthropologist
    • The Meeting
    • The Book
    • Orthography, Pronunciation, and Glossaries
  • Words Given
  • I. Becoming Other
    • 1. Drawn Words
    • 2. The First Shaman
    • 3. The Xapiri’s Gaze
    • 4. The Animal Ancestors
    • 5. The Initiation
    • 6. Spirits’ Houses
    • 7. Image and Skin
    • 8. The Sky and the Forest
  • II. Metal Smoke
    • 9. Outsider Images
    • 10. First Contacts
    • 11. The Mission
    • 12. Becoming a White Man?
    • 13. The Road
    • 14. Dreaming the Forest
    • 15. Earth Eaters
    • 16. Cannibal Gold
  • III. The Falling Sky
    • 17. Talking to White People
    • 18. Stone Houses
    • 19. Merchandise Love
    • 20. In the City
    • 21. From One War to Another
    • 22. The Flowers of Dream
    • 23. The Spirit of the Forest
    • 24. The Shamans’ Death
  • Words of Omama
  • How This Book Was Written [Bruce Albert]
  • Appendixes
    • A. Ethnonym, Language, and Orthography
    • B. The Yanomami in Brazil
    • C. Watoriki
    • D. The Haximu Massacre
  • Notes
  • Ethnobiological Glossary
  • Geographic Glossary
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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