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Yanomamo Tribe

- The Yanomamo My name is Eric Dunning and this is my proposal to go and study the Yanomamo tribe in the rain forests of Brazil. I have compiled a historical outline of the Yanomamo tribe and some of their religion and culture, ranging from marital status to the type of food they eat. I have chosen this tribe because according to many anthropologists the Yanomamo are perhaps the last culture to have come in contact with the modern world. The Yanomamo people of Central Brazil are one of the oldest examples of the classic pre-Columbian forest footmen....   [tags: Yanomamo Indians Culture]

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Yanomamo Indians

- This paper looks on Yanomamo Indians traits and describes their actual way of life; the basic question that might be asked will be answered: who they are, where do they live, how do they gather food to survive and what are their skills in this domain; also how these Indians are organized politically and how are the social relations among the families and between neighboring tribes. Then, how the devastation of the scientists and journalists have changed the Yanomamo Indians way of life in the current and past century, and if they kept the same aspects of their current religion of they ancestors even thought modern world have reached them....   [tags: Yanomamo Indians Culture]

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The Yanomamo of the Amazon Forest

- The Yanomamo’s or also referred as Yanomami and Yanomama, are a group of nearly 35,000 indigenous people who live in some approximately 200 villages in the Amazon rainforest of South America between Venezuela and Brazil. Like most other tribes the Yanomamo migrated across the passages between Asia and America about 15,000 years ago making their way down to South America and is one of the last ancient cultures still remaining. The meaning of Yanomamo is “Human Being.” The Yanomamo are made up of four subdivisions within their tribe and have their own language which consists of: The Sanema which live in the Northern Sector, the Ninam which live in the southeastern sector, the Yanomam that liv...   [tags: indigenous civilizations]

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Yanomamo and Dr. Chagnon

- The book is about the fieldwork that Dr. Chagnon worked on when he went to the Yanomamo. He went through many difficult and harsh times. From the start things weren’t great; he almost decided to go back. The first touch with the Yanomamo was very harsh. They were very intimidating and close minded. They lied to Dr.Chagnon in order to protect the information of their kinship. Yanomamo were making fun of him by creating fake names. After a while Dr. Chagnon was able to gain their trust. Through a balanced reciprocity he was able to get their trust....   [tags: Book, Literary Analysis, Fieldwork]

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Study of Yanomami Culture: Day In The Field

- In my day in the field, I will be writing in the point of view of the person filming Professor Chagnon, as well as pictures while he does his research on the Yanomamo. I am a resent male graduate with a major in filming and major in anthropology helping Professor Chagnon in his studies. For this trip, we will be focusing on the Yanomami warfare, and violence within the village to give us a better understanding on their culture, and why the resort to raids and violence. It will be taking place during the spring, and we will mainly be discussing with the men....   [tags: yanomamo, napoleon chagnon, culture shock]

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The Yanomamo of the Amazon Basin

- Yanomamo Paper Assignment Napoleon Chagnon has spent about 60 months since 1964 studying the ‘foot people’ of the Amazon Basin known as the Yanomamo. In his ethnography, Yanomamo, he describes all of the events of his stay in the Venezuelan jungle. He describes the “hideous” appearance of the Yanomamo men when first meeting them, and their never-ending demands for Chagnon’s foreign goods, including his food. There are many issues that arise when considering Chagnon’s Yanomamo study. The withholding of genealogical information by the tribesmen, and how Chagnon was able to obtain his information is an interesting and significant aspect of this study....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Yanomamo: People of the Rainforest

- Yanomamo: People of the Rainforest Located in the Amazon Basin of Southern Venezuela and Northern Brazil, the Yanomamo are an indigenous group numbering close to 23,000. They utilize slash and burn horticulture, hunting and gathering to survive within their ecosystem. Napoleon Chagnon termed the group, “fierce people”, citing their numerous disputes within non-allied villages. Aside from their periodic warfare, they have managed to build and sustain their unique culture through adaptations to their environment for generations....   [tags: Culture Essays Venezuela Essays]

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- Yanomamo The Yanomamo are a tribe of twenty thousand who live in about two hundred and fifty widely dispersed villages in Brazil and Venezuela. It was first thought that the Yanomamo were a group of hunter-gatherers, but contrary to that thought they actually cultivate their own crops for food. They also hunt and forage, but only as needed. While the Yanomamo travel for several weeks when the jungle fruits and vegetables are ripe, they are a tribal society settled in villages, which break into small groups to go off on collecting expeditions....   [tags: Anthropology]

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North and South American Yanomamo Culture

- There are many differences between the South American Yanomamo culture and the North American culture that we have adapted to, but just at there is culture diversity between us, we have some similarities. The ethnography, which is chose, was “Yanomamo” written by Napoleon A. Chagnon, anthropologists. Chagnon tells us how to it was to live among the Yanomamo family, political and warfare system versus the American Culture. The Yanomamo are of patrilineal culture, male oriented and very sexist....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Yanomami

- Tribes have been present since the beginning of time. They are often smart, innovative and self-sufficient, all without the use of modern technology. A prime example of this is the Yanomami tribe. They are one of the last completely isolated and non-urbanized tribes in the world. The Yanomami have managed to stay secluded from society for over a hundred years and now this is starting to change. Cities along the Brazilian- Venezuelan border are expanding and occupying Yanomami land. Along with the expansion of Brazil and Venezuela, gold miners are invading the tribes land and destroying their environment and their health....   [tags: Schemata Theory, Amazon Basin]

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Study on the Yanomami Tribe

- I have researched an historical outline of the Yanomamo tribe and some of their culture and religion, ranging from the food the people eat to how they get married to each other. I have chosen this tribe because according to many anthropologists the Yanomami people are one of the last tribes that had come in contact with the western culture. The Yanomamo people of Central Brazil are one of the oldest examples of the classic pre-Columbian forest footmen. The Yanomamo people are almost completely secluded living in the Amazon rain forests of South America....   [tags: food, marry, amazon, feast, level]

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The Yanomami And The Massai

- Two cultures are compared to see the similarities or differences, the Yanomami and the Massai. The Massai a pastoralist tribe of 500,000 individuals resides in Africa in the Kenya and Tanzania territories. The Yanomami, a horticultural, tribe that is formed of 40 to 250 individuals per tribes, resides in the Amazons in South America near Venezuela and Brazil. The livelihood of the Massai is circumscribed to the cattle herding, pasting in the Savannahs; while the Yanomami represents horticulture and gathering surrounded by raining tropical forests....   [tags: Female, Gender, Woman, Marriage]

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Warriors of the Amazon

- In the Amazon between Venezuela and Brazil, there is a tribe of native people known as the Yanomami. The Yanomami are an ancient people who are relatively unaffected by the civilizations and technology of today. They are a culture of hunting and gathering. The men are warriors that help to defend the tribe from other tribes, hunt for meat, and attack opposing tribes. The women stay home and cook, raise the children. Many people stay in the shibono, or community complex. The children are raised for a rough life, to be warriors....   [tags: Yanomami Tribe]

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Different Cultures And Groups Of People

- There are many different cultures and groups of people that we don’t know anything about. There are a lot of people in the world trying to close that gap. People like Catherine J. Allen, author of The Hold Life Has and Napoleon A. Chagnon, author of Yanomamo. In each of their respective books, they brought us closer to societies I had never heard of until now. We learned about the different aspects of the lives of the Sonqo (Allen) and the Yanomamo (Chagnon). They brought us insight on certain things like gender differences, family relationships and how where they live affects their lives....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Cousin, Family]

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Gender Distinctions Between Men And Women

- Gender Distinctions in Native Tribes Humans have developed roles and labels for everything that we come in to contact with. We find similarities and differences in everything that becomes a part of our lives, and this is the basis for the distinction between males and females in most cultures throughout history. The Andean Sonqo Community and the Amazonian Yanomamo Community are two cultures that follow this same pattern that is seen all over the planet. The differences between men and women can be seen in their history, their religious celebrations, their social interactions, and even their political power....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Sociology, Religion]

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Kinship As A Mechanism For Social Integrating

- Kinship as a Mechanism for Social Integrating It is often demonstrated in many anthropological studies that kinship acts as an important means for social integrating in a given society. But is it a fair generalization to say that kinship always functions as a mechanism for social integration. Kinship refers to the relationships established through marriage or descent groups that has been proven in some societies to lead to social integrating, or the process of interaction with other individuals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Overlap in the Theories of Chagnon and Morgan

- Cultural anthropology is defined as a branch of anthropology deals with human culture, especially in respect to social structure, language, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technology (“Defining Anthropology”). In this essay, I will talk of the lives of two very prominent anthropologists. The first is Lewis Henry Morgan who was active in the late 1800s and second, the controversial anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon who started his work in the 1960s. Even with the large gap in time, quite a few of their ideologies and theories do overlap....   [tags: Cultural Anthropology, Anthropologists]

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Kinship and Marriage

- ... As time passes by, and more new ideas and beliefs emerge the more modern peoples thinking become, and i think that is a big reason why the strict traditions are somewhat softening and opening up to new ideas. In the Yanomamo society marriages are arranged by the father of the people who are to be married, and this is very similar to arranged marriages in Indian societies, because the father, or the man of the house, has a very strong say in the final decision. The father in both societies has an huge role in making the final decision, because the father bases the marriage on alliances that would be good for his family....   [tags: Yano and Dobe societies]

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Poverty Among Women

- For centuries, gender, race, ethnicity, and age, have contributed to the social stratification of persons in society, and more specifically, for the means of this essay, women in society. In the United States for example, gender and age greatly contribute to whether or not one will be subject to a life of poverty. In Cultural Anthropology: A Problem Based Approach, Robbins discusses the book Women and Children Last by Ruth Sidel in which Sidel draws a comparison between the Titanic and American society in the 1980's....   [tags: Gender Inequality]

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Progress In Human Settlements: The Inequality of Globalization

- INTRODUCTION Human settlements have undergone thousands if not millions of years of evolution, change and conflicts. According to Johnson & Earle (2000, p. 54) human foragers began spreading throughout the world over two million years ago. Maintaining their subsistence by gathering wild berries and hunting animals, this group became the first “affluent society” (Johnson & Earle, 2000, p. 54). A major cause of this affluence was the low population density and the ratio of wild food to the human population....   [tags: Globalization Essays]

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Child Development

- Final Draft Throughout the world, it can be seen that members of different cultures raise their children in such a way that they can be productive as a responsible, mature members of society. It is the parents' responsibility to mold them into a productive individual. Parents often try to shape the child into what they believe is best for that child. Sometimes, the children's development does not conform to the ideals of other cultures. It can also be seen that gender plays a big role in the development of these children....   [tags: Parenting Raising Children]

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Chagnon Debate

- Chagnon Debate In Patrick Tierney’s article “The Fierce Anthropologist,” he discussed the faults that are, or may be, present in Napoleon Chagnon’s anthropological research of the Yanamamo, or “The Fierce People,” as Chagnon has referred to them in his best-selling book on the people. Due to Chagnon’s unparalleled body of work in terms of quantity and, as many argue, quality, Marvin Harris draws heavily on his research to support his point, which is that the origin of war is ecological and reproductive pressure....   [tags: essays papers]

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- WHICH CULTURE IS FOR YOU. Anthropology is the study of humankind everywhere, throughout time, seeks to produce reliable knowledge about people and their behavior, both about what makes them different and what they all share in common. The next few pages will share with you some simple facts about two cultures that are very much different, and are seperated by a span of ocean water. These two groups of people are the Yanomamo people of Brazil and the Swazi of South Africa. INTRODUCTION There is a large tribe of Tropical Forest Indians on the border between Venezuela and Brazil....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Cause of Aggression is Social Structure and Child Rearing

- The focus of this paper is to determine why certain societies are violent, judging from the way their society is structured to the psychological aspects of the individuals. The structural roots of internal and external conflict differ by most factors that were researched. Internal violence derives from weak cross-cutting ties, strong localized male groups (in uncentralized societies) and polygyny, whereas external conflict is seen in societies that are high on socioeconomic complexity, and low in polygyny and as cross-cutting ties....   [tags: Parenting Raising Children Society Social Status]

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Our Cheating Hearts by Robert Wright

- “Our Cheating Hearts” by Robert Wright was the most intriguing of the three articles, and it tried to enlighten the reader on the complex and sometimes confusing issue of human relationships. Wright is an evolutionary psychologist who feels that the brain like any other organ has changed throughout the evolution of time. Just as any other animal, a human’s main objective in life is to pass on our genes, and if we cannot do this with our significant other than many humans will deem cheating as a viable option....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Relativism vs. Christianity

- Standards of right and wrong are the mere products of time and culture. Morality is a neutral concept - there is no such thing as an absolute right or wrong. Instead, morality is defined by what is 'good' or 'bad' in a given society, by the social norms. What held true one thousand, one hundred, or even twenty years ago may or may not hold true now. The human race has grown and continues to expand; our technology, culture, customs, and laws constantly change and evolve. Perception is reality. What one believes to be right or wrong could be completely different from what someone else believes....   [tags: Ethics Morals Values]

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Senior Citizens

- Activity: Chapter 9 After spending an afternoon interviewing my elderly neighbours I gained insight into how they perceive the aging process and its impact on the quality if their lives. First, and foremost they viewed aging in a very positive and healthy manner. The believed that a positive attitude assists in accepting physical and psychosocial changes. They enjoyed the fact that they were both physically fit and cognitively alert. They both felt confident that with the advances made in health care that the quality of their lives would continue to empowering....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Anthropology proves to be satisfying and intellectually fulfilling to many in the field. However, there are also many challenges and bumps in the road along the way. Napolean A. Chagnon and Claire Sterk faced many of these challenges themselves. During his fieldwork with the Yanomamo, Chagnon faced many challenges interacting with the natives. Chagnon could not practically communicate with the people until about six months after he arrived. He notes . the hardest thing to live with was the incessant, passioned, and often aggressive demands they would make.....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Ethical Issues Involved During Fieldwork Among Peoples Who Have Had Little Contact With Outsiders?

- What are some of the ethical issues involved in fieldwork among peoples who have had little contact with outsiders. Is it always in the best interest to bring these people into the 'modern ' era. Why or why not. There are several ethical issues that may be encountered when conducting fieldwork among people who have been primarily isolated from other cultures.Anthropologists must ensure that they do no harm to the people they are studying. In theory, this means that all precautions should be taken to eliminate any actions or methods that may result in physical, emotional, psychological, or cultural damage....   [tags: Culture, Indigenous peoples, Anthropology]

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The Yanoman

- The Yanoman This ethnography is about the Yanomam. Most people will think of these people as 'primitive'. But we do not consider the fact that these people look at us and call us 'primitive' and 'subhuman'. This is why it is important to judge these people with an unbiased mind. The Yanomam are Indians that live widely scattered in southern Venezuela and northern Brazil. They usually live in villages of 75 to 80 people. But there are villages in which there are as little as 40 people or as many as 250 people in a single village....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Relativism : An Example Of Relativism

- Relativism can be hard to understand. It’s in our nature as human beings to base thing off of the knowledge we already know. Relativism is the idea that, when faced with another culture, we must try to comprehend it instead of judging it based on our own culture’s values and morals. Human rights advocates opposing the tradition of female genital modification (FGM) is an example of relativism (page 30). Female genital modification can include the removal of the clitoris or a process in which the female anatomy is modified in such a way that constricts the vaginal opening....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Anthropology]

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Step into my Parlor… : Perceptions of Cultural Survival among the Kyapo and Yanomani

- Step into my Parlor… : Perceptions of Cultural Survival among the Kyapo and Yanomani When caught in the web of global media, the “cultural survival” of indigenous communities becomes a potent international issue. As affirmed in a 1997 UN declaration, international communities receive, “with gratitude, the message of harmony and respect for all life brought to us by ancient [indigenous] people whose culture may…make a worthy contribution to the world community” (Neizen 2). With the “politics of shame” winnowing away at the public integrity of Brazil, the two cultures of the Kayapo and Yanomami are strategically set in the international web as endangered peoples suffering “onslaught of civil...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Global Warming Is A Big Issue On The Earth

- The topic I choose is Global Warming. Global warming is a big issue on the earth. This is the issue that I am most worry about, because If we don’t do something right now, then is going to be too late. When I am in trips with my family there is always a place where people contaminate our environment and that make me feel bad. In the Amazons in Brazil, they have a very big deforestation issues. Claim; Although you only one person cannot, you can still help and participate in saving the rainforest for many reasons....   [tags: Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Tropical rainforest]

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The Pathology Model Of Poverty

- The pathology model, known as the culture of poverty, claims that poverty is attributed to the personal failings of the individual, family or community. It is perceived that this failings stem from a combination of dysfunctional behaviors, attitudes, and values that make and keep poor people poor. With the structural economic model, it is believed that proponents of poverty as a structural problem trace its roots to dysfunctional aspects of the economic system. These claims place more responsibility on the failure of the government to address fundamental economic patterns that have forced people into poverty and not provided a means out....   [tags: Middle class, Social class, Kinship]

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Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest

- In South America lies the largest and most wondrous rainforest in the world, the Amazon Rainforest. This 1.4 billion acre forest represents over half of the planets remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most bio-diverse tract of rainforest in the world. Ten percent of all known species on the planet are found in this rain forest, most of which have yet to be discovered. For the past century, the Amazon has been gradually decreasing in size due to agricultural expansion, ranching, infrastructure projects, energy exploration and illegal logging....   [tags: illegal logging, deforestation, tropical forest]

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Gender Importance of the Anthropologist of Ethnography

- Gender Importance of the Anthropologist of Ethnography What importance may the sex of the anthropologist have on the ethnographic process. There are many factors which can influence the ethnographic process for an anthropologist, and a very important one is his/her sex. This essay will examine the different attitudes towards sex, the problems that face all ethnographers when they embark on fieldwork in a different environment to their own, as well as the problems and benefits which can arise due to the sex of an anthropologist....   [tags: Papers]

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Brazilian Indian and Their Strong Connection to the Land

- Brazil was officially discovered by the Portuguese in 1500 and colonized in 1532. The Brazilian Indians (Indians) occupied the land since 9000BC and had a population of approximately 6 million when the Portuguese arrived (Momson, 2013). The country had an abundance of resources, with vast amounts of land, Brazilwood, gold, diamonds, rainforest and fish, which made it an attractive asset (The World Economy). In Brazil today 0.4% of the population are Brazilian Indians, comprising about 240 tribes (Survival)....   [tags: stone age culture, colonization, portuguese]

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Why It Is so Important to Preserve Our Rainforests

- Preserving Our Rainforests In Walden, a novel written by Henry David Thoreau, Thoreau states, “I would that our farmers when they cut down a forest felt some of that awe which the old Romans did when they came to thin, or let light to, a consecrated grove, (lucum conlucare) that is, would believe that it is sacred to some god” (Walden House-Warming 13). By comparing forests to a “god”, Thoreau implies that forests are something sacred and spiritual, and they shouldn’t be taken advantage of by humans and used irresponsibly....   [tags: environmental issues, ecosystems]

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Infanticide Is Taking Out The Life Of A Child

- Infanticide is intentionally taking out the life of a child. It has been around since the earliest times, it is said to be an ancient and extensive practice among humans. Infanticide entails culture. It is boldly practices for some part of the world especially in Indian communities like Amazon. Indian tribes in Brazil such as Uaiuai, the Bororo, the Mehinaco, the Tapirapé, the Ticuna, the Amondaua, the Uru-eu-wau-wau, the Suruwaha, the Deni, the Jarawara, the Jaminawa, the Waurá, the Kuikuro, the Kamayurá, the Parintintin, the Yanomami, the Paracanã and the Kajabi indigenous peoples continues practice killing such innocent child....   [tags: Culture, Indigenous peoples, Sociology]

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Civil War : Anti Vax V. Pro Vax

- Civil War: Anti-Vax v. Pro-Vax Andrew Wakefield, an autism researcher and graduate of St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, notoriously published a study plagued with fraudulent data in a United Kingdom medical journal in 1998, formerly known as Lancet (Rao, 2011). Wakefield, conducting a study of the long-term impacts of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, concluded that the vaccine may or may not have led to gastrointestinal problems and autism (Rao, 2011). Since no control group was established, a causal relationship could not be implied....   [tags: Vaccination, Vaccine, MMR vaccine, Autism]

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The Forest Children: Mbuti Pygmy Tribe

- The Forests Children- Mbuti In our worlds history there has been many different types of cultures that have defined entire races of people. Each of these cultures has shaped communities and people into who we are today. One culture that I would like to discuss is the Mbuti Pygmy tribe. Sometimes called “Bambuti,” they are one of several indigious pygmy groups in Africa who can be compared to the Ju/’hounsi. The Mbuti are considered the truest of the “Pygmies” because their average human height is 5 feet 1 inch....   [tags: culture, rainforest, hunting]

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The Primary Consumer Trophic Level

- The primary consumer trophic level consists of organisms that feed on plants as part of their diet in order to obtain the needed chemical energy for life sustainability. They are called primary consumers because they are the organisms that consumes the first level of the trophic cycle, called producers. Producers are plants that produce chemical energy using sunlight and then are eaten by the consumers. Primary consumers are eaten by secondary consumers that feed on flesh (Christopherson & Birkeland, 1998 p.571)....   [tags: Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Plant, Amazon River]

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Understanding Indigenism: Building A Different Future for Us All

- Understanding Indigenism: Building A Different Future for Us All “Defining one’s ‘culture’ is a life long process,” according to Indian rights activist Norman DesCampe of the Grand Portage Chippewa Tribe. “You have to live it.” Today, the life long process of understanding indigenous cultures is limited by terms of “cultural survival.” The ability of future generations to define themselves as Inuit or Kayapo is threatened as their natural environments and social integrity is hurt by government negligence: indigenous cultures must be protected under a political structure that allows the people to live as they choose to live, outside of the transformative power of established nation-states, a...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Use of the Genus Virola as a Hallucinogen In South America

- The Use of the Genus Virola as a Hallucinogen In South America Virola theiodora (Spr. ex Benth.) Warburg is one of many species of Virola used in the Amazon region as a hallucinogenic snuff. The plant differs in its pattern of usage by the indigenous people of this region. A reddish resin- like exudate is extracted from the cambial region of the bark of this slender tree and either snuffed or ingested orally. The major alkaloid constituent of this snuff appears to be 5-MeO-DMT with lesser amounts of DMT....   [tags: Botany]

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Ending Destruction of the Rainforest

- Ending Destruction of the Rainforest As destruction of the rainforest continues, man slowly paves the inevitable path to a clear end. It has been known that the rainforest is an essential provider for the balance of the mother earth and that it acts as a key for life as we know it. Yet, the world still decides to quietly watch the disappearance. In fact, most people realize what exactly is taking place. But however, instead of trying to aid in the termination of this disaster. They place this into the back of their ignorant little minds thinking that it will not directly effect them....   [tags: Papers]

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- Venezuela is a dangerous country, and its capital, Caracas is an extremely dangerous city. Venezuela is a deadlier place then Iraq, with about four times the number of deaths from violence in Venezuela then in Iraq. In 2008 the homicide rate for Venezuela was 48 for every 100,000 people. In the United States the rate was 5.6 per 100,000 (Llana, 2008). A 2010 report puts the murder rate at 75 per 100,000 (Shooting gallery, 2010). Caracas has become the deadliest city in the world, with approximately 200 murders per 100,000 people (Romero, 2010; US Department of State, 2010)....   [tags: Violence, Murder, Robbery, Kidnapping]

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