book chapter

History of a voyage to Brazil

Alphonse-LemerreParis • Published In 1880 • Pages:

By: Léry, Jean de, Métraux, Alfred.

Abstract
The original edition appeared in 1576. Léry went to Rio de Janeiro in 1557 with a Protestant group to establish a French settlement in Brazil. His work, written many years after his return, is the classic source on the Tupinamba. He describes their culture as he observed it himself during a short stay with them. His information is generally exact, but does not go beyond the obvious aspects of the Tupinamba civilization.
Subjects
Fishing
Food preparation
Alcoholic beverages
Cannibalism
Normal garb
Ornament
Personal grooming
Aftermath of combat
culture
Tupinamba
HRAF PubDate
2003
Region
South America
Sub Region
Eastern South America
Document Type
book chapter
Evaluation
Creator Type
Traveler
Document Rating
3: Good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent
Analyst
Alfred Métraux ; 1971
Coverage Date
1557
Coverage Place
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Notes
Jean de Léry
This document consists of excerpts
Translation of: [Histoire d'un voyage faict en la terre du Brésil]
The original French text is not included
Translated for the HRAF files by Alfred Métraux prior to 1956
LCCN
04006817
LCSH
Tupinamba Indians