book chapter

The head-hunters of Western Amazonas: the life and culture of the Jibaro Indians of eastern Ecuador and Peru

CentraltryckerietHelsingfors • Published In 1935 • Pages: xvi, 598

By: Karsten, Rafael.

Abstract
Karsten spent three full years among the Jivaro (between 1917 and 1928) and almost a complete summary of all he has published on the Jivaro to date is contained in this monograph He learned the native language passingly well according to his own statement and became quite intimate with many of the Indians He is very careful about including many details which other ethnographers have sometimes missed On the whole a very competent and thorough piece oc work … by far the best work on the Jivaro.
Subjects
Hunting and trapping
Tillage
Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs
Pharmaceuticals
Literary texts
Nuptials
Warfare
Aftermath of combat
Purification and atonement
Revelation and divination
Magicians and diviners
Organized ceremonial
culture
Jivaro
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
South America
Sub Region
Amazon and Orinoco
Document Type
book chapter
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
CSF ; 1950-1956
Coverage Date
1916-1929
Coverage Place
Peru and Equador
Notes
by Rafael Karsten
This document consists of excerpts
Includes bibliographical references
LCCN
ac 35002842
LCSH
Jivaro Indians/Shuar Indians/Jivaran languages