Book

Welcome of tears: the Tapirapé Indians of central Brazil

Oxford University PressNew York • Published In 1977 • Pages:

By: Wagley, Charles.

Abstract
This document integrates Wagley's earlier studies on Tapirapé ethnography made in 1939-1940, with updated information obtained from brief visits to these people in 1953, 1957, and 1965. The author discusses early contacts of the Tapirapé with Europeans, subsistence and ecology, social organization, material culture, religion (especially shamanism), and brief biographical sketches of four of his native informants and friends. The work concludes with a discussion of the degree to which the Tapirapé have been integrated into the mainstream European (Brazillian) society, and the outlook for these as well as other Brazilian Indians groups in the future (post 1965 era).
Subjects
Practical preparations in conducting fieldwork
Acculturation and culture contact
Public welfare
Missions
Gift giving
Moieties
Status, role, and prestige
Shamans and psychotherapists
Puberty and initiation
Age stratification
Organized ceremonial
Informants
Life history materials
culture
Tapirapé
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
South America
Sub Region
Eastern South America
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
John Beierle; 2007
Coverage Date
1900-1974
Coverage Place
Tapirapé river area, far northeastern Mato Grosso state, Brazil
Notes
Charles Wagley ; [maps and diagrs. drawn by David Lindroth]
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-320)and index
LCCN
76042665
LCSH
Tapirapé Indians